The Grévy's zebra (Equus grevyi), forby kent as the imperial zebra, is the lairgest extant wild equid an the lairgest an maist endangered o the three species o zebra, the ither twa bein the plains zebra an the muntain zebra. Named efter Jules Grévy, it is the sole extant member o the subgenus Dolichohippus. The Grévy's zebra is foond in Kenyae an Ethiopie. Compared wi ither zebras, it is taw, haes lairge lugs, an its stripes are narrower.

Grévy's zebra[1]
Temporal range: Late Pliocene – Recent
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A Grévy's zebra at Buffalo Springs Naitional Reserve.
Scientific classification edit
Kinrick: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cless: Mammalia
Order: Perissodactyla
Faimily: Equidae
Genus: Equus
Subgenus: Dolichohippus
Species: E. grevyi
Binomial name
Equus grevyi
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Grévy's zebra range
     native      introduced

The Grévy's zebra lives in semi-arid gresslands whaur it feeds on gresses, legumes, an brouse; it can survive up tae five days wioot watter. It differs frae the ither zebra species in that it daes nae live in harems an haes few lang-lastin social bonds. Male territoriality an mither–foal relationships furm the basis o the social seestem o the Grévy's zebra. This zebra is considered tae be endangered. Its population haes declined frae 15,000 tae 3,000 syne the 1970s. Houiver, as o 2008 the population is stable.

ReferencesEedit

  1. Grubb, P. (2005). "Order Perissodactyla". In Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M (eds.). Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 631–632. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  2. "Equus (Dolichohippus) grevyi". fossilworks.org. Retrieved 6 Apryle 2018.
  3. Moehlman, P.D.; Rubenstein, D.I. & Kebede, F. (2008). "Equus grevyi". IUCN Reid Leet o Threatened Species. Version 2008. Internaitional Union for Conservation o Naitur. Retrieved 10 Apryle 2009. Cite uses deprecated parameter |last-author-amp= (help)CS1 maint: ref=harv (link) Database entry includes a brief justification of why this species is endangered.
  4. Oustalet, E. (1882). "Une nouvelle espèce de Zèbre. Le Zèbre de Grévy (Equus revyi)". La Nature. 10 (470): 12–14.