Zebra Facts – 100 Engrossing Facts About Zebras

Zebra facts for kids

The word zebra comes from a Latin word “equiferus” which means “wild horse”.

Male zebras mature by the age of 5 or 6.

Male zebras are 10% larger than females.

Zebras may sleep as much as 7 hours per day.

Foals weight around 55 pounds at the time of their birth.

Different species of zebra cannot interbreed.

After the foal is born to the mother zebra, it keeps the baby foal away from all the zebras for three days until it sense’s the voice, scent and appearance.

Zebras can see in color and they are one of the few mammals to see in color.

There are three species of the zebras: Grevy’s, mountain and plains.

Jules Grevy, president of France was presented a zebra by Abyssinia Emperor in 1886. So, Grevy Zebra is named after Jules Grevy.