Zebras

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Moving in large groups, zebras confuse their enemies with their dramatic black and white striping that makes it difficult to pick out a single animal. If this camouflage doesn't prevent an enemy's attack, a zebra can run away at up to 40 miles (60 km) per hour and kick hard enough to kill an attacker. Like their relatives, domestic horses, zebras are social animals. Most zebras live in groups called bands or harems. Zebras can eat a wide variety of different plants, so they can live in many different habitats. ...

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Moving in large groups, zebras confuse their enemies with their dramatic black and white striping that makes it difficult to pick out a single animal. If this camouflage doesn't prevent an enemy's attack, a zebra can run away at up to 40 miles (60 km) per hour and kick hard enough to kill an attacker. Like their relatives, domestic horses, zebras are social animals. Most zebras live in groups called bands or harems. Zebras can eat a wide variety of different plants, so they can live in many different habitats. Their homes include grasslands, lightly wooded areas, and towering mountain slopes. Learn more in this edition of Nature Watch.

Describes the physical characteristics, habitat, and behavior of the zebra.

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Zebras     5
Zebras of Many Stripes     8
Zebra Country     12
Zebras on the March     15
Life in Zebra Society     22
Zebras Born and Raised     29
Zebras in the Grassland Community     34
Saving Zebras     38
Glossary     44
Selected Bibliography     45
Websites     46
Further Reading     46
Index     47
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