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Burchell's Zebra

Scientific Name: Equus burchelli

Subspecies: Grant's Zebra (E. b. bohmi) Chapman's Zebra (E. b. antiquorum)

Distribution: Burchell's Zebra: Botswana and South Africa.(The original burchell's zebra is extinct.) Grant's Zebra: Mozambique, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda and Ethiopia. Chapman's Zebra: South Africa, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, botswana, Namibia, Angola and Zambia.

Habitat: Open grassy plains and well grassed woodland.

Description: A zebra with horse-like features weighin around 350 kg, with a shoulder height of around 130 cm. General colour white or buff, with dark stripes, very broad and oblique over the hind parts. The colour and stripes are different in the three species: Burchell's Zebra: Extinct. Grant's Zebra: Black and white stripes reaching the hooves. Chapman's Zebra: Black and white stripes, that reaches half way down its legs. Often alternating with shadow stripes of rufous brown. The stripes reaches the belly on both species.

Hunting method: Pursch. Often the socalled "donkey-walk" method is used, where two people walk behind each other. The person behind walks slightly bend forwards so as to appear like a four legged animal. In this way it is sometimes possible to approach quite close to the zebra's.

Best Trophy: The skin is the trophy and is not measured.

Hunting available in: Grant's Zebra: Mozambique, Tanzania and Ethiopia. Chapman's Zebra: South Africa, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia and Zambia.

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