Zebras are several species of African equids (horse family) united by their distinctive black and white striped coats. Their stripes come in different patterns, unique to each individual. They are generally social animals that live in small harems to large herds, called a “dazzle”. Unlike their closest relatives, horses and donkeys, zebras have never been truly domesticated.
The Grant’s zebra is the smallest of six subspecies of the plains zebra. This subspecies represents the zebra form of the Serengeti-Mara ecosystem. This northern subspecies is vertically striped in front, horizontally on the back legs, and diagonally on the rump and hind flanks. The stripes, as well as the inner-spaces, are broad and well defined.