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The Zebra of Timbavati Wildlife Park

By Chris Taylor Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Getting back into the discussion of the animals at Timbavati Wildlife Park, this week is all about the zebra!

As you may know zebras are recognized by their beautiful coat of fur! Their stripes are much like the uniqueness of fingerprints. Though they all have them (whether they are black and white or brown) no two are exactly alike.

Zebra Life

Zebras are very social animals living in small-large herds. They feed almost entirely on grass though they will eat sparingly plants like shrubs, herbs, leaves, bark and even twigs. They have a digestive system that allows them to sustain diets of lower nutrition.

Zebras have excellent hearing. With larger and more rounder ears than horses, they can turn their ears in almost any direction. Along with their great sense of hearing is their eyesight. They are able to see at night though not as well as some of their predators.

The female zebra is also called a “mare.” Mares will give birth to one baby zebra or foal once every twelve months or so. She will then nurse said foal for up to one year.

Stop in and visit with our majestic zebra at Timbavati Wildlife Park!


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