Are zebras related to horses ?

Yes, zebras are related to horses. Wild horses have many varieties, one of which is a zebra. An interesting striped horse looks more like a fairy or cartoon heroine than a real inhabitant of the savannah.

Savage zebras inhabit the national parks and reserves of South and East Africa. They are the most numerous species. Zebra Grevi, which is under protection, is distributed in Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia. They live in nature reserves.

Mountain zebras occupy a very limited area – the mountain plateau of Namibia and South Africa at an altitude above 2000 m.

One of the species of zebras was completely destroyed by European colonists – the zebra quagga. Grevy’s zebra, as well as mountain zebras are endangered. This is due to their active shooting by farmers, who thus keep pastures for their own livestock.