Zebra

Zelda our zebra has moved to Orana Wildlife Park in Christchurch and is living with 2 other older zebras.  http://www.oranawildlifepark.co.nz/

Zelda loves a chat with zoo visitors. She is very tame and gentle. Zebra stripes are unique and help camouflage them and keep safe. There are three types of zebras – Grevy’s, Grant’s and Burchell’s.

Habitat:  Grassy plains and semi-deserts of Africa.

Zelda is a Burchell’s zebra which means she has shadow stripes. If you look closely you’ll see there are black stripes and with lighter stripes between. It also means her legs are mostly white as only the Grant’s zebra has stripes all the way down to the hooves.  Every zebra has different stripes, just like human finger prints.

Zelda & Maria Birchell's Zebra

Maria Burchell's Zebra