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A close-up of a zebra, a type of wild animal indigenous to Africa, is pictured.  The bold black and white stripes of the zebra are so perfectly placed that they seem done by a paintbrush.  The zebra has a short, black, Mohawk-like black mane, perky ears, and a solid black nose.  Zeducorp uses a zebra as its company mascot.


Zebras are striped members of the equine family that live in the grasslands, light woodlands, scrubs, and mountains of Africa.

Zebras stand between 43 and 60 inches high, and have long legs and small, narrow hooves that allow them to run extremely fast. This increases their chances of survival. In addition to being built for speed, zebras escape their prey by living in herds and warning each other of predators such as wild cats and dogs.

When zebras aren't running away from prey, they are eating grass. As a matter of fact, they spend about 60 to 80 percent of their time eating grass. During the dry season, zebras will travel long distances to find fresh grass and water.

There are three species of zebras: the plains zebra, the Grevy's zebra, and the mountain zebra. While all zebras have unique markings much like humans have unique fingerprints, each species of zebra has a different rump pattern that help them to travel in the correct groups.

Plains and mountain zebras keep a group of females with them at all times, and fighting among males can become quite intense during the breeding season. Zebra foals typically have the strength and speed to run from predators within an hour of being born, though they stay with their mothers for up to three years.


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