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Equus quagga (quagga; Plains Zebra)

Wikipedia Abstract

The plains zebra (Equus quagga, formerly Equus burchelli), also known as the common zebra or Burchell's zebra, is the most common and geographically widespread species of zebra. It ranges from the south of Ethiopia through East Africa to as far south as Angola and eastern South Africa.
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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)

Protected Areas

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


Prey / Diet

Cenchrus ciliaris (Buffel Grass)[2]
Themeda triandra (red grass)[2]

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 burchellii (Burchell's zebra)1
Equus grevyi (Grevy's zebra)1
Equus zebra (mountain zebra)1
Neotragus moschatus (suni)1
Ourebia ourebi (oribi)1
Papio hamadryas (hamadryas baboon)2
Psammobates pardalis (Leopard Tortoise)1
Sylvicapra grimmia (bush duiker)1
Syncerus caffer (African buffalo)2


Lycaon pictus (African wild dog)[2]
Panthera leo (Lion)[2]


Parasitized by 
Gastrodiscus aegyptiacus <Unverified Name>[3]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Out of Africa Wildlife Parkboehmi

Range Map

Link to Map



Species recognized by Grubb P., 22-Apr-2004, ITIS Global: The Integrated Taxonomic Information System in Catalog of Life 2011
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 2Who's Eating Who 3Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
EDGE analysis provided by EDGE of Existence programme, Zoological Society of London
Range map provided by IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature), Conservation International & NatureServe.
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access
Institution information provided by Out of Africa Wildlife Park