Equus Zebra Hartmannae

The Hartmann’s Mountain Zebra is a fairly large-sized donkey-like member of the horse family, with a narrow body and four fast growing one-toed hooves. The most distinct feature of the Mountain Zebra is its dewlap – a pendulous fold of skin under the throat, commonly associated with bovines and which is best developed in the male. They have black and white stripes all over their bodies except on their stomachs, which are a buff color which is also the color between the black stripes. There is a grid pattern on the rump which includes a series of short broad transverse stripes running perpendicular to the stripe on the animal’s side,that is not found on any other equine. The legs are striped to the hooves. The mane consists of short hairs that stand upright from the neck and the body stripes continue up through the mane. The tails on average are 20 inches in length with a tuft of hair at its end. The head is relatively short and striped, with a dark muzzle. Their ears are slender and reach up to 8 inches in length. The body length is about 7.3 feet and they stand at 4 to 4.5 feet in height. Their weight varies between 450 and 820 pounds. The Hartmann’s Mountain Zebra prefers to live in small groups of 7 to 12 individuals consisting of one adult male (stallion) and 1 to 5 adult females (mares). They are agile climbers, able to live in arid conditions in steep mountainous country