Chapman’s Zebra The woody savannah of South and Eastern Africa
form the habitats where this species of zebra resides. A herd often
consists of separate family groups: one male, several females and their
young. In times of drought when access to water is scarce, the zebra
uses its hooves to dig a hole in the ground up to 1 m in diameter and
50 cm deep. It feeds on different types of grass, even when they are dry
and yellow, varieties that other herbivores of the savannah despise.
When threatened, the Chapman’s zebra can gallop at speeds of up to
60 km/h over short distances. Zebra stripe patterns are very different
and characteristic, like human fingerprints, which help zebras distinguish
each other in the herd.