Grant's Zebra
Grant's Zebra

Average Mass:
310 kg (682 lb)

Average Shoulder Height:
130 cm (51")

Rowland Ward:


Grant's Zebra Spoor

Track: 121mm (4 3/4") x 89mm (3 1/2")

Grant's Zebra Distribution

The Grant's zebra (Equus burchelli boehmi) is the most common of the plains zebra subspecies. The Grant's zebra is the best studied of the plains zebras, and much of what we know of the behavior and biology of the species comes from work done with this subspecies in the wild and in zoos. With broad black stripes on a white background (Africans, reportedly, see white strips on a black background), this subspecies is the zebra most frequently seen in zoos and circuses around the world. In the wild its distribution extends from southern Sudan through East Africa south to the Zambesi River . There may be some 300,000 left in the wild; on the Serengeti-Mara Plains alone there are an estimated 150,000 plains zebras. During the rainy season in Serengeti, aggregate herds of up to 10,000 individuals may form, part of one of the last great wildlife spectacles in the world.

Grant's zebras have very wide and dark stripes on the rump. Their legs are striped to the hooves. A plains zebra.

Distribution in Ethiopia, Sudan, Somalia, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania.