Hartmann's Zebra stand about 150 cm / 59 inch at the
shoulder and have a mass of about 300 kg / 660 lb.. They have a donkey-like
appearance, a short head with black muzzle tip, relatively long, pointed
ears with short hair. Distinct, small dewlap, well developed upright mane,
and small, slender, steep hooves.
White with distinct black stripes. Stripes on the neck
and body are narrow and fine, hindquarters have broad transverse stripes,
croup and tip of the tail have short, slim, diagonal stripes (bars).
Diagonal stripes extend along their legs to the hooves. On the lower parts
(belly) stripes are missing altogether.
Arid, rocky terrain and hills.
In western Namibia. After good rains in the central areas
and in dry season they move eastwards into farmland.
Tuft-grass species in craggy areas. They drink daily at
any time of the day. Under extreme conditions they can go for 2 - 3 days
362 – 365 days.
About 20 years.
Hartmann's Zebra are gregarious, living in family groups of
5 - 10 animals. Older mares lead the group. Stallions defend the groups by
positioning themselves between the source of danger and his group. Old
stallions are occasionally solitary but not territorial, they usually
associate with bachelor groups. Hartmann's Zebra like to roll in sand for
protection against parasites.
Deep, snorting ore horse-like neigh.