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Equus quagga burchellii (Burchell's zebra)

Synonyms: Asinus burchellii; Equus burchelli; Equus burchelli burchelli; Equus burchellii; Equus burchellii antiquorum; Equus burchellii burchellii; Equus festivus; Equus wardi; Equus zebroides; Hippotigris antiquorum; Hippotigris campestris; Hippotigris chapmanni kaokensis; Hippotigris isabellinus

Wikipedia Abstract

Burchell's zebra (Equus quagga burchellii) is a southern subspecies of the plains zebra. It is named after the British explorer and naturalist William John Burchell. Common names include bontequagga, Burchell's zebra, Damara zebra, and Zululand zebra (Gray, 1824). Burchell's zebra is the only subspecies of zebra which may be legally farmed for human consumption in the UK.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Not determined do to incomplete vulnerability data.
ED Score: 11.42


Adult Weight [1]  617.30 lbs (280.00 kg)
Birth Weight [1]  70.55 lbs (32.00 kg)
Female Maturity [1]  2 years 5 months
Male Maturity [1]  2 years 5 months
Diet [2]  Herbivore
Diet - Plants [2]  100 %
Forages - Ground [2]  100 %
Gestation [1]  1 year
Litter Size [1]  1
Litters / Year [1]  1
Maximum Longevity [1]  38 years
Weaning [1]  1 year 1 month


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Angolan Miombo woodlands Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Angolan Mopane woodlands Angola, Namibia Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Central Zambezian Miombo woodlands Tanzania, Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Angola, Zambia, Malawi Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Eastern Miombo woodlands Tanzania, Mozambique Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Itigi-Sumbu thicket Tanzania, Zambia Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Maputaland coastal forest mosaic Mozambique, Swaziland, South Africa Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Masai xeric grasslands and shrublands Kenya Afrotropic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Northern Acacia-Commiphora bushlands and thickets Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Saharan flooded grasslands Sudan Afrotropic Flooded Grasslands and Savannas
Serengeti volcanic grasslands Tanzania Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
South Malawi montane forest-grassland mosaic Malawi, Mozambique Afrotropic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Southern Acacia-Commiphora bushlands and thickets Tanzania, Kenya Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Southern Africa bushveld Botswana, Zimbabwe, South Africa Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Southern Miombo woodlands Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Malawi, Zambia Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Southern Rift montane forest-grassland mosaic Malawi, Tanzania Afrotropic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Victoria Basin forest-savanna mosaic Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Kenya Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Western Zambezian grasslands Angola, Zambia Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Zambezian and Mopane woodlands South Africa, Mozambique, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Namibia, Malawi Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Zambezian Baikiaea woodlands Angola, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Zambezian flooded grasslands Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia Afrotropic Flooded Grasslands and Savannas

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Amboseli National Park National Reserve II 99624 Kenya
Cape West Coast Biosphere Reserve 934651 Western Cape, South Africa
Etosha National Park II 5699141 Namibia  
Golden Gate Highlands National Park II 28689 Free State, South Africa
Kruger National Park II 4718115 Mpumalanga, South Africa
Kruger to Canyons Biosphere Reserve   Mpumalanga, South Africa  
Lake Manyara National Park II 78767 Tanzania  
Lake Nakuru National Park II 46472 Kenya  
Mahale Mountains National Park II 398414 Tanzania
Malolotja Nature Reserve IV 42044 Swaziland  
Mamili National Park II 83904 Namibia  
Mlawula Nature Reserve IV 46444 Swaziland  
Moremi Game Reserve IV 1214686 Botswana  
Mount Kenya Biosphere Reserve II 146694 Kenya
Nechisar National Park II 256137 Ethiopia  
Serengeti-Ngorongoro Biosphere Reserve 5696026 Tanzania  
Tsavo East National Park II 3232255 Kenya
Weenen Nature Reserve   Kwazulu Natal, South Africa  
West Caprivi Game Reserve Game Park VI 1448182 Namibia  

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Eastern Afromontane Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen, Zimbabwe No
Maputaland-Pondoland-Albany Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland No

Prey / Diet

Cynodon dactylon (manienie)[3]
Themeda triandra (red grass)[3]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Aepyceros melampus (impala)1
Antidorcas marsupialis (springbok)2
Cephalophus natalensis (Natal duiker)1
Connochaetes taurinus (blue wildebeest)2
Equus quagga (quagga)1
Equus zebra (mountain zebra)1
Gazella gazella (mountain gazelle)1
Kobus ellipsiprymnus (waterbuck)1
Neotragus moschatus (suni)1
Ourebia ourebi (oribi)1
Papio hamadryas (hamadryas baboon)1
Stigmochelys pardalis (Leopard Tortoise)1
Sylvicapra grimmia (bush duiker)1
Syncerus caffer (African buffalo)1


Panthera leo (Lion)[4]


Parasitized by 
Amblyomma hebraeum (Bont tick)[5]
Anoplocephala magna <Unverified Name>[6]
Anoplocephala perfoliata[5]
Anoplocephala rhodesiensis <Unverified Name>[6]
Bacillus anthracis (Anthrax bacterium)[5]
Coronocyclus labiatus <Unverified Name>[6]
Cotylophoron cotylophorum <Unverified Name>[6]
Craterostomum acuticaudatum <Unverified Name>[6]
Craterostomum tenuicauda <Unverified Name>[6]
Crossocephalus viviparus <Unverified Name>[6]
Cyathostomum montgomeryi <Unverified Name>[6]
Cyathostomum tetracanthum <Unverified Name>[6]
Cylicocyclus auriculatus <Unverified Name>[6]
Cylicocyclus elongatus <Unverified Name>[6]
Cylicocyclus insigne[5]
Cylicocyclus leptostomus <Unverified Name>[6]
Cylicocyclus nassatus[6]
Cylicocyclus radiatus <Unverified Name>[6]
Cylicocyclus triramosus <Unverified Name>[6]
Cylicocyclus ultrajectinus <Unverified Name>[6]
Cylicodontophorus reineckei <Unverified Name>[6]
Cylicostephanus calicatus <Unverified Name>[6]
Cylicostephanus longibursatus[6]
Cylicostephanus minutus[6]
Cylindropharynx brevicauda <Unverified Name>[6]
Cylindropharynx ornata <Unverified Name>[6]
Delafondia asini <Unverified Name>[6]
Delafondia vulgaris <Unverified Name>[6]
Draschia megastoma[6]
Echinococcus granulosus[6]
Gasterophilus haemorrhoidalis (nose bot fly)[5]
Gasterophilus meridionalis[5]
Gasterophilus nasalis (throat bot fly)[5]
Gasterophilus pecorum[5]
Gasterophilus ternicinctus[5]
Gastrodiscus aegyptiacus <Unverified Name>[6]
Gyalocephalus capitatus[6]
Habronema malani <Unverified Name>[6]
Habronema microstoma <Unverified Name>[6]
Habronema tomasi <Unverified Name>[6]
Haematopinus acuticeps[7]
Haematopinus asini (horse sucking louse)[7]
Leptospira interrogans[5]
Oesophagodontus robustus[6]
Oesophagostomum mwanzae <Unverified Name>[6]
Oxyuris equi[5]
Parascaris equorum[5]
Poteriostomum imparidentatum <Unverified Name>[6]
Poteriostomum ratzii <Unverified Name>[6]
Probstmayria vivipara[6]
Ratemia bassoni[7]
Ratemia squamulata[7]
Setaria equina <Unverified Name>[6]
Skrjabinodentus caragandicus <Unverified Name>[6]
Staphylococcus epidermidis[5]
Strongylus asini <Unverified Name>[6]
Strongylus edentatus[5]
Strongylus equinus[6]
Strongylus vulgaris (blood worm)[5]
Taenia regis <Unverified Name>[6]
Triodontophorus brevicauda[6]
Triodontophorus burchelli <Unverified Name>[6]
Triodontophorus serratus[6]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
AB Furuviksparkenchapmanni
Abilene Zoological Gardensboehmi
Africa Alive!chapmanni
Africam Safari (Africam, S. A.)boehmi
African Safariboehmi
Al Ain Zooboehmi
Al Bustan Zoological Centerboehmi
Albuquerque Biological Parkboehmi
Almaty State Zoo of Kazakhstan
Assiniboine Park Zooboehmi
Attica Zoological Park S.A.
Auckland Zoological Park
Audubon Zoo
Badoca Safari Park
Barranquilla Zoo
Bellewaerde Parkboehmi
Binder Park Zoo
Bioparc Valencia
Birmingham Zooboehmi
Blaavand Zoo
Blair Drummond Safari Parkboehmi
Boras Djurpark Zooboehmi
Bosphorus Zoo (Bogaziçi Hayvanat
Bowmanville Zoological Parkantiquorum
BREC's Baton Rouge Zooboehmi
Budapest Zool.& Botanical Garden
Buffalo Zoological Gardens
Burger's Zooboehmi
Bursa Zoo (Bursa Hayvanat Bahcesi)boehmi
Cape May County Park Zoo
CERZA Centre d'Etude Rech Zool Augeronboehmi
Chahinkapa Zooboehmi
Chehaw Wild Animal Parkboehmi
Cheyenne Mtn Zoological Parkboehmi
Chiangmai Zoological Garden
Chicago Zoological Parkboehmi
City of Belfast Zooboehmi
Cleveland Metroparks Zooboehmi
Colchester Zooantiquorum
Copenhagen Zoo
Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardenschapmanni
Dallas Zoo
Denver Zoological Gardensboehmi
Dept. of National Zoological Gardensantiquorum
Dickerson Park Zooantiquorum
Dierenpark Emmenboehmi
Disney's Animal Kingdom
DSI Givskud Zoo
Dusit (Bangkok) Zoological Park
El Paso Zooboehmi
Emerald Safari Resort
Erie Zoological Gardens
Espace Zoologique la Boissiere du Doreboehmi
Flamingo Land LTDboehmi
Folly Farm Leisure Ltdchapmanni
Fort Wayne Children's Zooboehmi
Fort Worth Zoological Parkboehmi
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center
Fota Wildlife Parkboehmi
Fresno Chaffee Zooantiquorum
Fundacao Parque Zoologico de Sao Paulo
Fundacao Zoo-Botan. de Belo Horizonte
Fundacion Zoologica de Cali
GaiaPark, Kerkrade Zooantiquorum
Giza Zoological Gardenboehmi
Gladys Porter Zooboehmi
Granby Zoo / Zoo de Granbyboehmi
Greater Vancouver Zooboehmi
Guadalajara Zoo
Hai Park Kiriat Motzkinboehmi
Hamilton Zoo
Hattiesburg Zoo
Honolulu Zooboehmi
Houston Zoo, Inc.boehmi
IAE - African Safari Wildlife Parkantiquorum
Indianapolis Zooboehmi
International Animal Exchange, Inc.boehmi
Izmir Zoo / Izmir Dogal Yasam Parki
Jardin Zoologico de Cdad.Buenos Airesboehmi
Johannesburg Zoological Gardens
Jyllands Park Zoo
Kaliningrad Zooboehmi
Kanpur Zoological Parkantiquorum
Kansas City Zoo
Kazan Zoological & Botanical Gardenchapmanni
Keystone Wildlife Conservancy
Khao Kheow Open Zoo
Kishinev Zooparkchapmanni
Kittenberger Zoo
Knowsley Safari Parkboehmi
Knoxville Zoological Gardensboehmi
Knuthenborg Safaripark
Kristiansand Dyrepark ASAboehmi
Kyiv Zoological Park
Le Pal, Parc Animalier
Lehigh Valley Zoo
Lichtenburg Game Breeding Center
Lietuvos Zoologijos Sodas
Lion Country Safari Inc - Florida
Little Rock Zoological Gardensantiquorum
Longleat Safari Parkboehmi
Louisiana Purchase Gardens & Zoo
Lucknow Zoological Park
Magnetic Hill Zoo
Manor House Wildlife Parkantiquorum
Marwell Wildlifechapmanni
Maryland Zoo in Baltimore
Melbourne Zoo
Memphis Zoological Garden & Aquariumboehmi
Mesker Park Zooboehmi
Miami Metrozoo
Miejski Ogrod Zoologiczny w Lodzchapmanni
Miejski Ogrod Zoologiczny Warsaw
Miejski Ogrod Zoologiczny Wybrzezachapmanni
Milwaukee County Zoological Gardensantiquorum
Mogo Zoo P/Lantiquorum
Mokopane Biodiversity Conservation Centre
Monarto Zoological Park
Monde Sauvage Safari SPRL
Montgomery Zooboehmi
Municipal Independent Org. Roev Rucheiboehmi
Nagoya Higashiyama Zoochapmanni
Nagyerdei Kultúrpark KHT.
Nakhon Ratchasima Zool. Park
Nashville Zoo at Grassmereantiquorum
Nat'l Zoological Gardens of S. Africa
National Zoo & Aquarium
Neunkircher Zoologischer Garten GmbHchapmanni
Newquay Zoo (Cornwall Animal World)chapmanni
Niabi Zooantiquorum
Nikolaev Zoo of Nikolaev-City Council
Noah's Ark Zoo Farmchapmanni
North Carolina Zoological Park
Nyíregyházi Állatpark Nonprofit KFT
Oakland Zooboehmi
Oasys Parque del Desierto de Tabernas
Odsherreds Zoo Dyrepark A/S
Oglebay's Good Children's Zooboehmi
Ogrod Zoologiczny w Opolu, Opole
Oklahoma City Zoological Park
Olmense Zoo
Opel-Zoo von Opel HessischeZoostiftungboehmi
Orana Wildlife Park
Oregon Zooantiquorum
Osaka Municipal Tennoji Zool. Gdns.boehmi
Ouwehand Zooantiquorum
Paradise Wildlife Park
Parc de la Haute Touche (MNHN)boehmi
Parc Paradisio S.A.
Parc Safari / F.A.P.S.
Parc Zoologic de Barcelonachapmanni
Parc Zoologique d'Amiensantiquorum
Parc Zoologique d'Amneville
Parc Zoologique de Champrépusboehmi
Parc Zoologique de la Barben
Parc Zoologique de La Palmyreantiquorum
Parc Zoologique de Lille
Parco Zoo di Falconara
Parco Zoo Punta Verdeboehmi
Park i Ogrod Zoologiczny w Krakowiechapmanni
Parque De Animales Silvestres Temaikèn
Parque de la Naturaleza de Cabarceno
Parque Zoologico Nacional, ZOODOMboehmi
Patronato del Parque Zoologico de Leonboehmi
Perth Zoological Gardensboehmi
Planete Sauvagechapmanni
Port Lympne Wild Animal Parkboehmi
Potawatomi Zooboehmi
Pueblo Zooboehmi
Racine Zoological Gardensantiquorum
Red McCombs Ranchboehmi
Ree Park - Ebeltoft Safari
Riga Zooantiquorum
Riverbanks Zoo and Garden
Riverside Zooboehmi
Roger Williams Park Zoo
Rome Zoo-Fondazione Bioparco di Roma
Roosevelt Park Zooantiquorum
Rostock Zoologischer Gartenantiquorum
Rotterdam Zoochapmanni
Safari de Peaugresboehmi
Safari West
Safaripark Beekse Bergen
San Antonio Zoological Gardens & Aquar
San Diego Zooboehmi
San Francisco Zoological Gardensboehmi
Sanjay Gandhi Biological Park
Schoenbrunner Tiergarten GmbHantiquorum
Scovill Zooboehmi
Silesian Zoological Gardenboehmi
Silver Springs Parkantiquorum
Singapore Zoological Gardensboehmi
Skaerup Mini Zooboehmi
Societa Zoologica Di Pistoia S.R.L
Songkhla Zooburchellii
Sri Chamarajendra Zoo (Mysore Zoo)
St. Paul's Como Zooboehmi
STB Kanta - Friguia Zooantiquorum
Taipei Zooantiquorum
Taronga Zoo
Tautphaus Park Zooboehmi
Tbilisi Zoo
The Naples Zooantiquorum
The Philadelphia Zooantiquorum
The Tisch Family Zoological Gardensboehmi
Thoiry Zoological Park
Thuringer Zoopark Erfurt
Tiergarten der Stadt Nürnbergboehmi
Tiergarten Heidelbergantiquorum
Tierpark Berlin-Friedrichsfelde GmbHchapmanni
Tierpark Hagenbeck GmbHantiquorum
Toledo Zoological Gardens
Topeka Zoological Park
Trotter's World of Animals
Tulsa Zoo & Living Museumboehmi
Tygerberg Zoopark
Valencia Bioparc, Rainforest S.A.
Virginia Safari Park & Preserv Ctr,Inc
Virginia Zoological Parkboehmi
Washington Park Zoological Gardensboehmi
Werribee Open Range Zoo
West Midland Safari & Leisure Park Ltd
Western Plains Zoo
Westfalischer Zoologischer Gtn Munsterboehmi
Wildlife Safari Incantiquorum
Wildlife World Zooboehmi
Wilhelma Zooboehmi
Woburn Safari Parkchapmanni
Woodland Park Zoological Gardens
Wroclaw Zoo, LLCboehmi
Xantus János Állatkert Kht.boehmi
Zagreb Zoo / Zooloski vrt Zagrebboehmi
Zivalski vrt Ljubljanachapmanni
Zoo and Aqua-Terrarium Ltd. Pécs
Zoo Aquarium de Madrid (GRPR)antiquorum
Zoo Atlanta
Zoo d'Assonboehmi
Zoo de Doue-la-Fontaineantiquorum
Zoo de la Bourbansais
Zoo de La Flechechapmanni
Zoo de Pont-Scorffantiquorum
Zoo Dortmundboehmi
Zoo Dresden GmbHchapmanni
Zoo Duisburg AGantiquorum
Zoo Dvur Kralove, a.s.
Zoo Hannover GmbHboehmi
Zoo Krefeld GmbHantiquorum
Zoo Melakaboehmi
Zoo New England, Franklin Park Zoo
Zoo of Acadiana
Zoo of Antwerpantiquorum
Zoo Parc Overloonchapmanni
Zoo Safari Swierkocin
Zoo Santo Inácio Vila Nova de Gaia
Zoo Taiping & Night Safariburchellii
Zoo Zürichchapmanni
Zoobotanico de Jerezantiquorum
Zool.Nacional Parque Metro De Santiagoantiquorum
Zoological Center Tel Aviv - Ramat Gan
Zoological Garden of Polish Faunaboehmi
Zoological Garden Pragueboehmi
Zoological Society of Ireland-Dublinboehmi
Zoological Society of Londonchapmanni
Zoologicka Garden & Chateau Zlin-Lesna
Zoologicka zahrada Bojnice
Zoologicka Zahrada Bratislavaboehmi
Zoologicka Zahrada Jihlavaantiquorum
Zoologicka Zahrada Kosicechapmanni
Zoologicka zahrada Liberec
Zoologicka Zahrada Mesta Brnachapmanni
Zoologicka zahrada Olomoucchapmanni
Zoologická a botanická zahrada Plzenchapmanni
Zoologická zahrada Hodonínchapmanni
Zoologico Nacional La Auroraboehmi
Zoologischer Garten Basel
Zoologischer Garten Halle GmbHboehmi
Zoologischer Garten Saarbrueckenchapmanni
Zoologischer Garten Schmidingboehmi
Zoologischer Garten Wuppertalboehmi


Africa; Tsavo National Park;



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