The Chapman’s Zebra (Equus burchellii antiquorum) is found in Angola and Namibia. It is an ungulate (a hoofed mammal). It is a subspecies of the Common Zebra or Plains Zebra.
The Chapman’s Zebra is like a horse or pony with short legs. It has dark brown stripes (not black stripes like other zebras). They also have pale grey “shadow’ stripes. In addition, its legs are only partially striped, whereas other zebras have stripes that continue all the way to their hooves. Its nose is grey to black.
It can grow to 1.4 metres (4.8 feet) tall, with a 47 centimetre (19 inch) tail.
The Chapman’s Zebra stays close to water sources, and does not like deserts or tropical forests. It is a grazer, eating a variety of grasses.
The Chapman’s Zebra is social and lives in herds. They will also mix with other animals, such as wildebeests.
Female zebras are pregnant for 360-396 days, before giving birth to a single live young, called a foal. The mother looks after her young for about a year.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
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