HARTMANN ZEBRA

Hartmann Zebra( Mountain Zebra) Average weight of male 300kg(660lbs) and the female 250kg(550lbs). Shoulder height averages at about 150cm (59in). They have a life expectancy of about 25 years.

Identification
White coat with black or dark-brown stripes all the way down to the hooves. No stripes present on the belly. The mountain zebra has a orange-brown colouring on the bridge of the nose, fairly large ears and a dewlap. An erected mane runs from the top of the head to the shoulders.

Difference between the male and the female
The stallion has a more robust appearance with size very similar to that of the mare.

Habits
They prefer warm rugged mountainous areas where they will feed on the slopes and plateaus. They are predominately grazers with a diet that includes grass, leaves, buds, fruit and roots. Can go without water for short periods, but need to drink and often dig for water in dry riverbeds. They form small family groups consisting out of a dominant stallion and mares with their offspring. Stallions form bachelor groups and will try and abduct young mares.

Breeding
A single foal gets born after a gestation period of 12 months. The foal will feed on its mother’s milk for at least one year before it start to graze.

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