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Mountain Zebra, Equus zebra

  mountain zebra

        E. zebra, commonly known as the mountain zebra, is found in the mountainous regions of western and south-western Africa (Clutton-Brock 1992, Sterry 1994). Its numbers have been severely reduced by poaching and by habitat loss due to agriculture, and it is now listed as an endangered species (Clutton-Brock 1992, Sterry 1994).  

        The mountain zebra is similar in size to the plains zebra (13hh), but has the distinguishing features of a dewlap on its throat and a "gridiron" pattern of stripes on its rump (Clabby 1976).

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