Who doesn’t recognize the zebra? It is one of the most distinctive animals of the African continent. Now you can get these animals on the following coloring pictures below. Happy coloring.
Zebras are robust animals, similar in shape to the horse. Zebras are known to be black with white stripes, not the other way around, as tests on the embryos show that the background color is dark.
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They are placed vertically on the head, neck, forequarters, back, and sides, and are horizontal on the back of the body and legs.
There are many theories about this characteristic pattern of shape and color, but the most popular points to a useful camouflage for predators.
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They have a mane of black and white bristly hair. They are also endowed with excellent vision as their eyes, located on each side of the head, give them a wide field of view.
Their ears are round and can be moved in any direction, so their hearing is also excellent. Plains zebras are the most abundant in Africa and are also the smallest of the three species.
Grevy’s zebra is the largest, and its stripes are thinner. In general, these mammals measure 1.3 meters high and weigh about 350 kilograms.
Zebras are present in territories in the east and south-east of the African continent. They live in areas of Botswana, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Zambia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Namibia, and Angola.
They inhabit grasslands, meadows, savannahs, rocky slopes, and stunted forests in semi-arid climates. They avoid deserts, jungles, and wetlands.
They are herbivorous animals, so their diet is full of grass, herbs, leaves, bush stems, branches, and bark. Most of their days are spent in feeding activities, but their teeth grow throughout their lives.
When they are together, zebras cooperate in caring for each other. For example, if they are attacked, they will crowd together and place the foals in the center to protect them while the stallions try to keep the intruder away.
They communicate using high-pitched neighing and sounds similar to the braying of the donkey. If their ears are upright, it means that the zebra is quiet or tense; if they point forward, it is frightened. Like horses, zebras sleep standing up.