Zebra facts: Interesting facts about zebras. Zebras are natives of Africa and they are closely related to horses and donkeys. In fact, this clan belongs to the same genus called as Equus. Zebras are classified into four species, but one of the species became extinct 100 years ago and only 3 main species exists today. Zebras do not react well in stressful and fearful situations, but they are quite sociable animals and they use their body language to communicate with other zebras. The Zebras spend most of their time in searching for food like grass, leaves and tree barks and they are avid grazers.
- When Zebra’s are vulnerable they run in a zigzag pattern to make the predator difficult to chase.
- Zebras feed on grass and as grass has less nutritional value, they have to spend between 60% and 80% of the day grazing.
- When zebras stand together, it is hard for predators to determine how many zebras are there in the group.
- When a zebra is injured by the predator, zebras from the group form a circle and protect the injured zebra from the predator.
- Zebras cannot survive without water; they need to drink it at least once per day.
- The ostrich has better eyesight and zebras have better hearing abilities so, these both often live together to look out for each other
- Zebra’s teeth never stop growing so they don’t wear down from constant gnawing on grass.
- Zebras take rest while standing up and even they sleep while standing.
- The mood of the zebras can be identified by observing their ears.
- Zebras can spin their ears in any direction.
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