How long do zebras live in captivity?
Life Span in Nature and Captivity
Burchell’s zebras that freely roam in nature have approximate lifespans of 20 to 30 years. They usually have longer lifespans when they live in captive environments such as zoos. In those cases, they can often live for up to 40 years.
Are there zebras at the zoo?
AT THE ZOO
Today, the Zoo is home to a small herd of Grevy’s zebras in our Northern Frontier, and a young Grant’s zebra named Zari is one of our animal ambassadors.
Where do zebras live?
Though they all live in Africa, each species of zebra has its own home area. Plains zebras live in the treeless grasslands and woodlands of eastern and southern Africa. The Grevy’s zebra lives in in the arid grasslands of Ethiopia and northern Kenya. The mountain zebra is found in South Africa, Namibia and Angola.
What do zebras eat in the zoo?
Zebras in zoos eat basically the same thing as wild zebras – they’re fed hay and alfalfa. Zoos also give them special pellets that include vitamins, and zebras in zoos are given treats, such as carrots and apples.
Can a zebra mate with a horse?
Horses and zebras can reproduce, and whether the result is a zorse or a hebra depends on the parents. It’s an unusual pairing usually requiring human help. Other zebra hybrids include the zonkey. Properly imprinted, equine hybrids can be trained like other domestic donkeys and horses.
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