Grants Zebra

The Grant’ Zebra is the most numerous of six subspecies of zebra. It is found throughout Africa in savannah habitats.

They eat grasses leaves and twigs and can digest tough vegetation that other species cannot. They are identified by vertical stripes on the front section and horizontal stripes on the back legs.

Individual animals stand 120 – 140 centimetres (3.9 – 4.6 feet) tall and weigh an average of 300 kilograms (660 pounds). They live in family groupings of 17 – 18 animals with a dominant stallion as the leader.

Grants Zebra @ Safari Niagara

  • Safari Niagara is home to three female zebras
  • They were all born in captivity at other Canadian zoos

Scientific Classification

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Perissodoctyla
Family: Equidae
Genus: Equus
Species: E. Quagga

Did you know?

  • The answer to the age old question is that zebras are black with white stripes.
  • It is estimated there are 50 thousand Grant’s Zebras in Africa today. They have been wiped out in some areas particularly where civil wars are raging.