Wild facts

March 08, 2000

Do you know?

What are the three different types of zebra?

Answer: Grevy's, Plains, Mountain.

True or False?

Zebras have brown stripes.

True! Newborn zebras are born white with chocolate brown stripes. The brown stripes change to black as the animals grow up.

Learn more!

Visit the zebra herd at The Baltimore Zoo's African Watering Hole.

1. Like fingerprints, zebra stripes are unique. No two animals have the same pattern.

2. To keep clean, the zebra rolls in dust. When the dust dries and is shaken off, it pulls loose hair and dry skin away with it.

3. The zebra's predators are lions and hyena.

cThe Baltimore Zoo, 2000.

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