Types of zebras

The division into species is based on the difference in the coloring of the zebras. It should be noted that zebras are closely related to each other just like with any other representatives of the genus Horses.

The most numerous species are the burchella zebra or savanna. They are more stocky and low compared to other species. They have a thick and short neck. A special coloration makes it possible to divide them into 6 subspecies. Northern subspecies have clear strips, evenly covering the entire body. In the southern – strips are wider with light brown veins and can be washed out on the limbs. Saved zebras migrate more than other species and are first on fresh pastures. They like to gather in large herds.

Grevy’s zebras are also called deserted. They are taller and slim than the others. They have a beautiful and elegant face, reminiscent of the muzzle of thoroughbred domestic horses. Their bands are thin and frequent. Along the whole trunk on the spine have a characteristic strip. The manes of desert zebras are slightly longer than in other species and have a protruding appearance. They gather in small herds.

Mountain zebras have two subspecies – Cape and Hartmann. Their black stripes are wide, and the whites are narrower than those of other species of zebras. Stripes reach the very hoofs, and on the croup there is a pattern in the form of a lattice. They have a characteristic bulge in the neck-a “bib”. They are the most resistant to drought, they can drink only once a day. Herds include up to 10 individuals.