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Selous' Zebra
Zebreselousi5
Information
Range Mozambique
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Perissodactyla
Family Equidae
Genus Equus
Hippotigris
Species Equus quagga
Equus quagga selousi
Conservation Status
CRSpecies
Critically Endangered

The Selous' zebra (Equus quagga selousi), is a subspecies of the plains zebra, spread over southeastern Africa. It is found mostly in Mozambique, but it is currently critically endangered.

Taxonomy[]

They are sometimes confused with Burchell's Zebra, but they differ, as their legs are striped to the hooves.

Description[]

These subspecies have clean black-and-white banding without the brown shadow stripes of the Chapman's zebra subspecies. These are extended down the flanks and over the whole body except face and neck. The upper half is covered with horizontal stripes, mostly faded, that do not go around the legs. The belly is partly striped. Their average mass is 300 kilograms (660 lb), and the average shoulder height is 59inches . Their track measures 121 millimetres (4.8 in) x 89 millimetres (3.5 in).

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