Zebra (Chapman’s)

Chapman's zebra looks head on into the camera lens, its intricate facial pattern a maze of black and white stripes. Its head topped by a black fringed white mowhawk and dark eyes framed by black eyelashes.

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What they look like

The Chapman’s zebra is a medium subspecies of the zebra group. With some of the most famously patterned coats in the world, no two zebras ever have the same stripe pattern.

Animal facts

Zebras may have evolved stripes for social recognition or to confuse and dazzle predators such as lions. These sociable animals communicate using barks, neighs or squeals.

What they eat

Mostly grass, leaves, bark and buds


Grassy plains

Where they live

South western Africa and Zimbabwe


Poached for their skins and sometimes bushmeat. Lions and African hunting dogs often prey on them.