Phoenix Rising Jungle Book 257 - Zebras - 3 Zebra species: plains zebra (Equus quagga), Grevy's zebra (Equus grevyi), mountain zebra (Equus zebra)
Subject: PRising JungleBook - pr-jb257_zebras.jpg
Date: 26 Apr 2000 08:47:04 -0500
Zebras are several species of African equids (horse family) united by their distinctive black and white striped coats. Their stripes come in different patterns, unique to each individual. There are three species of zebras: the plains zebra, the mountain zebra and the Grévy's zebra.
The plains zebra (Equus quagga, formerly Equus burchellii), also known as the common zebra or Burchell's zebra, or locally as the "quagga", is the most common and geographically widespread species of zebra. It ranges from the south of Ethiopia through East Africa to as far south as Botswana and eastern South Africa.
The Grévy's zebra (Equus grevyi), also known as the imperial zebra, is the largest extant wild equid and the largest and most threatened of the three species of zebra.
The mountain zebra (Equus zebra) is a threatened species in the family Equidae. It is native to south-western Angola, Namibia and South Africa.