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What eats mountain zebras?
|Average Lifespan:||20 or more years. The oldest documented mountain zebra in captivity was 29 years old.|
|Wild Diet:||Zebras primarily eat grass but will also browse on leaves and shrubs.|
|Zoo Diet:||Grain pellets and grass hay.|
|Predators:||Lions, leopards, cheetahs, spotted hyenas and hunting dogs.|
What plains zebras eat?
Unlike many ungulates in Africa, zebras do not require short grass to graze. Instead, they eat a wide variety of different grasses, sometimes even eating leaves and young trees. As a result, they can range more widely than many other species, often venturing into woodlands.
What do Cape mountain zebras eat?
The diet of the Mountain Zebra consists of tufted grass, bark, leaves, fruit and roots. Mountain zebras often dig for water in the ground.
What animals eat zebras?
The zebra’s main predator or natural enemy is the lion. But other creatures attack, kill and eat zebras as well. Huge crocodiles often catch zebras when they are swimming across African rivers.
What are the natural enemies of the zebra?
Other four-legged natural enemies of the zebra, the wildebeest, and other African herbivores include leopards, hyenas and wild dogs. As for what a zebra eats, zebras are grazers.
What threats do zebras face?
Another threat to zebras’ existence is the presence of predators. Although zebras are more than capable of protecting themselves with their sharp hooves and swift kicks, they are unfortunately preyed upon by several predators that have developed a taste for their meat. Let’s take a look at some of the Zebra’s main predators.
How many animals are in a herd of mountain zebra?
Mountain zebra live in herds consisting of one adult male (stallion), one to five adult females (mares) and their young. The stallion is the dominant member of the herd. Sometimes herds come together to form temporary groups of up to 30 individuals.