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Zebra Facts

General Knowledge | 7-14 yrs | Reading Pod

13 Amazing Facts about Zebra

  1. Zebra belongs to the Equidae family of horses and donkeys.
  2. There are three main species of zebras: Mountain, Plains, and Grevy’s zebras.
  3. Different species of Zebra cannot interbreed.
  4. Just like the human fingerprints, each zebra has unique stripes unlike any other zebra.
  5. Zebras are believed to be black in colour with white stripes, not white with black stripes.
  6. Unlike horses, zebras cannot be tamed and trained because of their wild unpredictable nature.
  7. A zebra family is made up of one male, a few females, and their offspring.
  8. Zebra crossings take their name after the black and white stripes of zebras.
  9. Zebras have excellent eyesight and hearing.
  10. Zebras can sleep while standing.
  11. Baby zebras can start running an hour after their birth.
  12. You can tell the mood of zebra by looking at its ears. If its ears are standing straight, it is relaxed. When a zebra is frightened, its ears are pushed forward. When it is angry, the ears are pulled backwards.
  13. Zebras live up to 28 years.

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