Common Name: Damaras Zebra
Scientific Name: Equus burchelli antiquorum
Description: This famous relative of the horse has a pattern of broad, dark stripes alternating with thin, light shadow-stripes. Males weigh up to 250 kg and females around 220 kg.
Range: Angola and Namibia across northern South Africa to Transvaal
Diet: Herbivorous. Grass, herbs, and leaves.
Recommended LINKS & BOOKS
Africam's Field Guide page on zebras.
Click here to learn about an extinct zebra that may once again roam the plains of Africa!
"Safari Companion" is a great book to have and it's just been updated. And if you're planning a trip to Africa, make sure to read this first and then bring it with you! It's that good. Click here to buy.
Dr. David Macdonald's Encyclopedia of Mammals is one of the great standards for mammal information including the big cats. Purchase it through Amazon.com by clicking on the photo to help the zoo!
Another excellent text on African mammals is The Kingdon Field Guide to African Mammals.