Zebra Anatomy

Zebra Anatomy Zebra Anatomy Diagram

  • The zebra has a strong, muscular and symmetrical body, that is well adapted for survival. Zebras have black and white stripes that extend from every part of its body except the stomach and inner thighs.

  • Zebras have longish slender legs for ease of quick movement and efficient to make quick exits when predators are close.

  • A Zebras height varies from 45 – 60 inches at shoulder height depending on species and are between 7 feet and 9 feet in length, again depending on species.

  • Zebras have matching incisor teeth for tearing and chewing strong grasses.

  • Zebras manes, unlike a horses, are upright bristles that are also striped and surrounded by a black border.

  • Zebras have large eyes and large ears, excellent hearing and eyesight. This enables them to hear and see predators early enough for them to escape. Zebras eyes are set far back in the skull and give a wide field of vision. Their only blind spot is directly behind them. Zebras have very good hearing and rotate their ears to locate sounds without having to move their bodies.

  • Zebras skin is black, even under the white fur that produce the white stripes.