Scientific name. Equus grevyi. Weight. to kilograms ( pounds). Size. to centimeters in length ( inches). Life span. 12 to 13 years. Learn more about the Grevy’s zebra – with amazing Grevy’s zebra videos, photos and facts on Arkive. IUCN ENDANGERED (EN). Facts about this animal. The Grevy’s zebra is the largest of the three zebra species, with a body weight of up to kg. The black.
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Males use dung and urine in order to mark their territory. To cite this page: You will still be charged in your native currency.
Grevy’s zebras brevyi large heads, large and rounded ears, and thick, erect manes. By grvyi an understanding of their patterns, scientists are better able to protect the zebras. Foals are born after a 13 month gestation period, usually within the rainy months of the year. They are dependent on their mothers for milk until they reach about six to eight months of age. This gradually darkens to black as the zebra ages. X Close Link to this photo Embed this Arkive thumbnail link “portlet” by copying and pasting the code below.
Friends of the National Zoo. Lindsey Paretti – Blood Island. Fr En Es Members’ Area. It is protected by law in Ethiopia and by a hunting ban in Kenya 1.
The longevity is given as more than 20 years. This mane is erect when an animal is excited and flat when it is relaxed.
Retrieved April 6, Foals can run less than an hour after birth. Equidae Evolution of the horse Wild horse Domestication of the horse.
Females, young and non-territorial males wander through large home ranges. The ADW Team gratefully acknowledges their support. After a gestation period of 13 to 14 months a single foal is born, which weighs some 40 kg.
They fill a niche left open between arid-habitat loving wild asses and water-dependent plains zebras.
Grevy’s Zebra, Equus grevyi
African Journal equys EcologyVol. Endangered Species”, ; “Grevy’s Zebra”, ; Cordingley, et al. Snorting may be produced when scared or as a warning. Lactating females may trade off forage quantity and safety to access nutrients in growing grass. AfricachimpanzeeconservationfilmIn the Fieldlab chimpsLiberiaPrimatesprimatologyrehabilitationtrue storywildlifewildlife filmWildscreen Festival. Extant Perissodactyla Odd-toed ungulates species by suborder.
It has not been sighted in Somalia since and is brevyi presumed extinct in this country 4.
Embed this Arkive thumbnail link “portlet” by copying and pasting the code below. Habitat loss presents a major threat to the long-term survival of the species as grasslands and water sources have significantly declined due to unplanned grazing by livestock. However, hunting has declined and the main threat to the zebra is habitat loss and competition with livestock.
Retrieved from ” https: Territories Areas occupied and defended by an animal, a pair of animals or a colony. Behavioral EcologyVol. Endangered Species”, ; “Grevy’s Zebra”, Primary Diet herbivore folivore Plant Foods leaves Predation The stripes of Grevy’s zebras may act as camouflauge, especially at night.
Grévy’s zebra – Wikipedia
They primarily eat tough grasses and forbs but, in the dry season when grasses are not as abundant, leaves can constitute up to 30 percent of their diet. Grevy’s zebra males are grsvyi in their territories, except when females arrive in breeding season.
Female zebras keep other zebras at a distance so that the foal can bond with its mother. Over the past three generations 30 years there was a population reduction of 54 percent from grdvyi estimated population of 5, in the s. In addition, there has been a grebyi, very recent decline in the species in northern Kenya due to disease and drought 7.
The neck is thicker and more robust than in other zebra species. Lactating females have different resource requirements than non-lactating females.
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Grevy’s zebras are endangered due to hunting and habitat loss. Accessed November 23, at www. Zebras produce numerous sounds and vocalisations, when alarmed, they produce deep hoarse grunts. Equus grevyi may sometimes compete with domesticated cattle for resources on grazing lands.
Territorial males also vocalise loudly to assert their dominance within the territory 7. They are primarily hunted for their striking skins, but will occasionally be killed for food and, in some regions, medicinal uses continue.