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Five Facts About The Zebras

June 10th, 2016, by

Five Facts About The Zebras

The stripes on a zebra are like the human fingerprint. No two are the same. So too, are journeys to Africa. For 40 years, African Travel, Inc. has taken the time to get to know each traveler and craft their unforgettable moments across Africa. So when we say #WeKnowAfrica we know the right Africa for you.  Zebras are part of one of the most awe-inspiring moments you can witness on safari, which is the great migration across the plains of the Serengeti.

Here are five of our favorite facts about this beautiful animal:


  1. The Zebra can run up to 65km/h. They combine this speed with amazing stamina and zig-zag motions to evade their predators.

  2. Zebras are very social animals, and will only sleep when they are close to neighbors in order to easily warn each other if predators are nearby.  They also prefer to graze together, and can often be seen grooming each other.
  3. Although the zebra may appear to not be camouflaged very well, when they are in a herd the zebra’s distinct stripes merge into a big mass, making it hard for predators to single them out individually.

  4. All zebra are close to their mother, however, the males also form very strong bonds with their fathers.

  5. Zebras communicate with each other through various nonverbal expressions including sniffing, but also through their ears and tail through positioning. They can turn their ears in almost any direction and they harness this to communicate their mood, for example, the ears stand erect when they are calm and friendly.


To learn more about this fascinating creature talk to our safari specialists about crafting a tour to witness them across the great migration, or ask about our World’s Greatest Show & Safari - Serengeti.

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