09 Aug '18, 3pm

Grevy's #zebras are endangered with only 2,000 adults left.

Grevy's #zebras are endangered with only 2,000 adults left.

Grevy’s zebras are loosely social animals that live in herds. A stallion’s attachment to his land and a mare’s attachment to her young are the most stable relationships. Within the herd, dominance is relatively nonexistent, except for the right a territorial male has to a breeding female. If no females are around, the resident male will associate with bachelor males in a friendly manner. Foals can run less than an hour after birth. Newborn foals are able to stand after just six minutes, and they can run after 40 minutes. They are dependent on their mothers for milk until they reach about 6 to 8 months of age. Peak birth periods for the Grevy’s zebra are usually July through August, and mature females breed in two-year intervals. They are grazers. Grevy’s zebras are extremely mobile grazers, and they can digest many types, and parts, of plants that cattle cannot. Despite th...

Full article: https://www.awf.org/wildlife-conservation/grevys-zebra

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