Zebra April 20161

Stunning Stripes:

Zebras spend most of their day eating. They mainly feed on grasses but in dry seasons will also eat bark and leaves.

Each zebra has a unique stripe pattern—like human fingerprints.

Zebras take dust or mud baths to get “clean.” They shake the dirt off to get rid of loose hair and flaky skin. What’s left protects them from sun, wind, and insects.

At Reid Park Zoo:

You can tell these are Grevy’s zebras by the narrow stripes and big, round ears.

Classifications

Species Name:
Grevy’s Zebra
Scientific Name:
Equus grevyi
Continent:
Africa
Proud Parents:
Caryssa Swigart
Tyler Danielson