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Plains zebra. View of a lone plains (or Burchell's) zebra (Equus burchelli) standing on the savanna. Zebra are wild horses which live on the vast open plains of eastern Africa. Zebra live in herds of several hundred individuals and each herd's territory is large, covering several square kilometres. They often associate with other grazing herbivores, such as wildebeest and antelopes. They eat grass primarily, but also eat shoots and leaves. They are an important prey animal for large carnivores such as lions, but can run fast for long distances, and can also put up a powerful fight if they are caught. Photographed in the Masai Mara reserve, Kenya.
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