S: Equus Quagga (Zebra) By:Summer Andrews
FC: Equus Quagga (Plains Zebra) | By: Summer Andrews
1: Plains Zebras are found under the kindgom Animalia, meaning it's an animal.. | Taxonomy! | It is found in the Phylum Chordata meaning it has a spine. | The Equus quagga is found in the Class Mammalia meaning warm-blooded and mammal. | It's in the order of Perissodactyla meaning horse-like. | In the family Equidae, the Zebra is put into it as a zebra or a donkey. | The Zebra is in the genus of Equus which is the last surviving category of Equidae. The species is quagga meaning a Plains Zebra
2: Characteristics | This particular breed of zebra live in South Africa near Ethiopia. They can be found as far south as Angola and as east as South Africa. It lives in areas much hotter than the United States. | Location & Climate | Color | Plains Zebra are none other than the original black and white. These zebras are also striped in many different patterns. Some may also have brown shadowing!
3: Height | The Equus quagga can grow from 217 - 246 cm tall from the ground to the top of their head. Their shoulder width is 110 – 145 cm! | Weight | Plains Zebras weigh approximately 175- 385 kg. | Health & Diet | Zebras eat short green grass as a preference but will eat any grass. they are less sensitive to food types and maintain good body condition all year round.
5: Reproduction | Zebras reproduce sexually, with a mate. | Gestation | Zebras have a gestation period of 360-390 days. | Foals | Foals can stand on their own after about 10 minutes. They start eating grass after about 11 days. Foals stop drinking their mother's milk after around 11 months.