Burchell's zebras, Rietvlei Nature Reserve, South Africa
© Richard Du Toit/Minden Picture
Zebras enjoying their day. Zebra Day
Zebra Day was introduced with the intention of making the world aware of the distinctive creatures existing in their natural habitat and what measures we must take to avoid their species from becoming extinct. You can find zebras mainly in Southern and Eastern Africa. The most attention-grabbing feature of a zebra of course is those unique stripes. There are three living species of Zebra: the plains zebra (Equus quagga), the grevy’s zebra (Equus grevyi), and the mountain zebra (Equus zebra). Each species has unique stripes. The stripes allow them to blend with the environment and make it difficult for their predators to recognize them as individual animals. A zebra foal is born with reddish brown stripes which eventually changes to black and white.