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Hartmann's Mountain Zebra

Zoo Location: Savannah
Hartmann's Mountain Zebra
Habitat

Dry, stony mountains and hills, with suitable grazing areas.

Wild Diet

Tufted grass, bark, leaves, fruit and roots.

Behaviour

Mountain zebra prefer to live in small groups of 7-12 individuals. They are agile climbers, able to live in arid conditions in steep mountainous country.

Breeding

A single foal is born after a gestation of 11.5 months (350 days).

Threats

Habitat degradation and hunting for skin.

Conservation

Some populations are protected in national parks. There is a European Endangered species Programme (EEP) for this zebra as well as co-operative management of zoo populations world-wide.

Hartmann's Mountain Zebra Hartmann's Mountain Zebra

INFORMATION

  • Latin Name: Equus zebra hartmannae
  • Class: Mammals
  • Order: Perissodactyla
  • Family: Equidae
  • Conservation status: Vulnerable
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