Their range includes Ethiopia, Somalia to northern South Africa.
They inhabit open grassy plains and well-grassed woodlands.
They live in family groups of 5 to 20, but in the dry season they assemble by the hundreds, joining other ungulates. Mainly grazers, they do browse on leaves and scrub at times. In the dry season they dig for roots and rhizomes. They are highly dependent on water and do not leave water holes for very long. They usually drink daily. In the dry season they may wander great distances seeking water. In the northern part of their range they overlap with Grevy's Zebra, but the two do not hybridize.
Rival stallions fight fiercely by kicking and biting during rutting. Mares are grouped together by a lead stallion to form a family herd. Mares have two inguinal teats, and their milk is rich in lactose. Foals suckle until 5 to 8 months of age. Adolescent mares leave the family group when they reach sexual maturity, either forming new herds or joining old ones. Adolescent stallions leave sometimes before maturity and either form or join bachelor groups.
Grasses, leaves, scrub, rhizomes, corms
D&H pellets, hay, vitamins