Grévy's zebra

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Grévy's zebra[1]
Grevy's Zebra Stallion.jpg
Conservation status
Scienteefic classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Perissodactyla
Family: Equidae
Genus: Equus
Species: E. grevyi
Binomial name
Equus grevyi
Oustalet, 1882
Grévy's zebra range
(blue — native, reid — introduced)

The Grévy's zebra (Equus grevyi), an aa kent as the imperial zebra, is the lairgest extant wild equid an the lairgest an maist endangered o the three species o zebra, the ither twa bein the plains zebra an the muntain zebra. Named efter Jules Grévy, it is the sole extant member o the subgenus Dolichohippus. The Grévy's zebra is foond in Kenyae an Ethiopie. Compared wi ither zebras, it is taw, haes lairge ears, an its stripes are narrower.

The Grévy's zebra lives in semi-arid grasslands whaur it feeds on grasses, legumes, an brouse; it can survive up tae five days wioot watter. It differs frae the ither zebra species in that it daes nae live in harems an haes few lang-lastin social bonds. Male territoriality an mither–foal relationships furm the basis o the social seestem o the Grévy's zebra. This zebra is considered tae be endangered. Its population haes declined frae 15,000 tae 3,000 syne the 1970s. However, as o 2008 the population is stable.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Grubb, P. (2005). "Order Perissodactyla". In Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M. Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 631–632. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. 
  2. Moehlman, P.D., Rubenstein, D.I. & Kebede, F. (2008). Equus grevyi. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red Leet o Threatened Species. Retrieved 10 April 2009. Database entry includes a brief justification of why this species is endangered.