Human Impact
Fun Facts

Zebras often travel with herds of antelope. During an attack, the antelope may help to protect the zebra. The predator may shift its focus from the zebra to the antelope. The chances of an attack become smaller when another animal, like the antelope, looks just as tasty to a predator.

During the night, a watch guard stands on duty to warn others of lurking predators. Luckily, a zebra can run quickly. It can reach speeds of 65 kilometres per hour!

The zebra's fashionable black and white colours also help keep predators away! When a group of scared zebras try to escape from a hyena or lion, they run away in a massive herd. The moving stripes confuse the predator.

Zebras are more active during the day than the night. The herd will travel about 15 kilometres in total during the day. Afterwards, they graze for about an hour before bedtime.

The herd is lead by the female and her baby, called a foal. The males, or "stallions" guard the back from predators. Members of a herd can distinguish themselves by smell and sight.

If a young or weak zebra is lagging behind, the rest of the herd will slow down and wait for it to catch up.