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Equus quagga (quagga; Plains Zebra)


Equus quagga boehmi (Grant's Zebra)
Equus quagga borensis (Half-maned Zebra)
Equus quagga burchellii (Burchell's zebra) (Attributes)
Equus quagga chapmani (Chapman's Zebra)
Equus quagga crawshayi (Crawshay's Zebra)
Equus quagga quagga (Quagga)

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 12.62
EDGE Score: 2.61


Adult Weight [1]  881.85 lbs (400.00 kg)
Diet [2]  Herbivore
Diet - Plants [2]  100 %
Forages - Ground [2]  100 %

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Kora National Park II 409762 Kenya


Prey / Diet

Cenchrus ciliaris (Buffel Grass)[3]
Themeda triandra (red grass)[3]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Aepyceros melampus (impala)2
Antidorcas marsupialis (springbok)1
Cephalophus natalensis (Natal duiker)1
Connochaetes taurinus (blue wildebeest)2
Equus grevyi (Grevy's zebra)1
Equus quagga burchellii (Burchell's zebra)1
Equus zebra (mountain zebra)1
Neotragus moschatus (suni)1
Ourebia ourebi (oribi)1
Papio hamadryas (hamadryas baboon)2
Stigmochelys pardalis (Leopard Tortoise)1
Sylvicapra grimmia (bush duiker)1
Syncerus caffer (African buffalo)2


Acinonyx jubatus (Cheetah)[4]
Lycaon pictus (African wild dog)[3]
Panthera leo (Lion)[3]


Parasitized by 
Gastrodiscus aegyptiacus <Unverified Name>[5]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Out of Africa Wildlife Parkboehmi

Range Map




Attributes / relations provided by
1Felisa A. Smith, S. Kathleen Lyons, S. K. Morgan Ernest, Kate E. Jones, Dawn M. Kaufman, Tamar Dayan, Pablo A. Marquet, James H. Brown, and John P. Haskell. 2003. Body mass of late Quaternary mammals. Ecology 84:3403
2Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
3Who's Eating Who
4Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
5Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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