Facts about the Burchell's Zebra -- Equus burchelli:
A summary of most interesting statistics (size, gestation...), amazing environmental adaptations & fascinating facts about social habits, etc.
SIZE: Average shoulder height 1,36 m; mass (m) 313 kg, (f) 300 kg.
COLOUR: Whitish or cream coat with black stripes which continue under the belly. Yellow or grey 'shadow stripes' between the black markings on the hindquarters.
GESTATION PERIOD: 12 months
POTENTIAL LONGEVITY: 35 years
MOST LIKE: The Cape Mountain Zebra, but the latter lacks the shadow stripes. Burchell's zebra is bigger than the mountain zebra and the black stripes on its head and body are generally broader and fewer. The stripes reach right around the body, and only on the outside of the legs.
HABITAT: Open, grassy plains or lightly-wooded bushveld, open scrub and grassland, near water.
REPRODUCTION & GESTATION PERIOD:
Kruger National Park (South Africa)
Pilanesberg National Park (South Africa)
Hluhluwe-Umfolozi National Park
Kalahari Gemsbok National Park
Tembe Elephant Park