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Burchell's Zebra, Equus burchelli

        Burchell's zebra, also known as the plains or common zebra (Clutton-Brock 1992), is found in the grasslands and savannas of eastern and southern Africa, often roaming in large herds (Clabby 1976, Sterry 1994).  Although the true Burchell's zebra, the subspecies Equus burchelli burchelli, went extinct in 1909, the species includes various subspecies that continue to flourish on the African continent (Clabby 1976).  These subspecies may be distinguished from one another by their different striping patterns, and the species as a whole can be distinguished from the other two extant zebra species by their characteristically broad stripes (Clabby 1976).  At an average size of 13hh, it is also one of the smaller species of zebra (Clutton-Brock 1992).

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