Zebras Wild life Uganda

Zebras in Uganda the pearl of Africa where the River Nile flows to Egypt, is originally found and a home of wildlife animals, zebras are in horse family which are Herbivores they feed on short grasses.

In Uganda Zebras are found in two National parks that’s kidepo National park a wilderness park located in Karamoja region of Northern Uganda

It borders Uganda and Sudan in the northwest and north east Kenya and Lake Mburo which lies between the two towns of Masaka and Mbarara in western Uganda where you can find these amazing species with a unique coat color white and black.

There are two types of Zebras in Africa; the Gravy’s and plains both in Eastern and Southern Africa in areas of savanna and woodlands, and Uganda is one of the countries in Africa with Zebras.

In Uganda we have the plains which are also known as Burchells, named after A British explorer and naturalist William John burcell their body strips are broader.

bThese are seen to have right colors which gives the best picture in a photography and sightseeing people tend to take pictures of Zebras for their unique colors, these zebras have a black order muzzles in the back.

A female zebra called a mare becomes sexually active at the age of 2-4years able to produce in the second year, a male which is called the stallion because sexually mature at 4 years.

A zebra can almost breed every year, during breeding males gather females they can kick, push and bite each other necks.

The gestation period of Mare is 12months it gives birth to a young one called foal the birthing period is always rainy season.

After birth the male will chase away all zebras for 2-3days until when the young one is able to recognize its mother, the foal feeds on mothers milk for one year and able to stand and walk after birth but can also feed on grass after weak .

A foal can stand 1.1m tall while the mature one stands 3.5m to 5meters,when the Zebra grows it weighs 200-450kgs a male weighs 10kg more than a female, a Bruchella  zebra can live 25years while other  types of Zebra are   said to live up to 40years of age.

Mothers care deeply for their young ones and also foals are ever close to their mother while as males are close to their fathers for communication.

Burchelles Zebras move in a group called Harem with a dominate male leading the group and the rest following him although he is said not to be in line with the rest as they compete with domestic animals for water ,having teeth for grinding and cropping crops.

During their movement they can communicate while sniffing, balking position of eyes and tail, they are brave animals that move and stand together, nibble hair on each other neck.

Tthey always develop and pressure their bonds ready to accommodate the old and weak ones.

During danger, they stand and camouflage in the grass to destruct predators by providing eyes and ears to look out for more dangers from their predators and can run 60km/hr.

They are very excellent and manage a zigzag form to evade predators and also give a pace.

When attacked  they come together in large herds to scare the intruder away with teeth and hooves mixing with grazers, if one is injured  they’re  able to circle around and attempt to scare the intruder away with teeth and hooves.

These Zebras are known to sleep while standing close to each other in order to look out for predators like lions, hyenas, leopards, hurting dogs and cheaters.

Note; Uganda has only one type of Zebra the plain known as bruchelle, You can now  have your tour done by visiting this type of Zebra in the above National parks in Uganda.