See a stunning collection of Zebra photosThere are two species of Zebra in Southern Africa, the Plains or Burchell's Zebra and the Mountain Zebra. As the names suggest they occur in vastly differing habitats, although they are known to occur together in places where plains and mountains overlap. A third species, the Grevy's Zebra is found in East Africa.
Burchell's ZebraThe Burchell's Zebra is the most common across the African continent and has been classified into seven sub-species across its range. The extinct Quagga is a sub-species of the Plain's Zebra and biologists are attempting to bring it back from extinction through a programme using the DNA of selected Zebra. The programme has been very successful with a number of Quagga-looking individuals roaming the plains again.
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Mountain ZebraAs the name indicates Mountain Zebra are found in high lying areas of the Western and Eastern Cape provinces of South Africa and the more arid mountainous regions of Namibia.
Smaller than the Burchell's Zebra, Mountain Zebras are made up of two sub-species: Cape Mountain Zebra and the Hartmann's Mountain Zebra