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Haley Coleman

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Transcript of Zebras

By: Haley Coleman and Jasmine Varner
How is it classified?
Domain: Eukarya
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylium: Chardata
Class: Mammalia
What characteristics classify it in that grouping? What are it's major characteristics?
A zebra's stripes play a major role in it's characteristics. The zebra has it's very own stripes that make it different from other herds. Their stripes are believed to be camouflage devices that help them hide in grass.
How does it reproduce?
Any adaptations?
Zebra have adapted to their habitats in several ways. These include adaptations in their anatomy, physiology and even their behavior.
Thank you!
How does it grow and develop?
Zebras are nursed until they are weened. After that, they eat grass that provide the necessary nutrients for them to grow. Soon they grow into adults.
How does it get food?
Zebras are grazers similar to horses. They eat any plants that can give them nutrients. Mainly grass is their first choice of food.
Where does it live?
Zebras mainly live in Africa. There are some zebras that live in mountains and they are called Mountain Zebras. Another species is the Grevy Zebras and they also live in Africa.
Order: Perissodoctyla
Family: Equidoe
Genus: Equus
Species: Dolichohippus

Zebras reproduce sexually. A man and a female zebra has to come together in order for another zebra to form. A zebra usually keeps their foal away for 2-3 days until it recognize her by sight, smell and voice.
How does it protect itself?
Zebras are food to large cats. When zebras are threatened, they will for a large circle with their zebras facing out. They kick and bite to defend themselves.
Interesting Behaviors
* Zebras sleep while standing up
* The ears of a zebra show it's mood
* Zebras have the best hearing and vision.
Key Facts:
* Zebras form very strong bonds with their mothers.
* Zebras run from side to side when being chased by predators.
* Baby Foals can walk within 20 minutes after being born.
* They are 4 to 5 feet tall.
* http://www.kidskonnect.com/subjectindex/13-categories/animals/57-zebras.html
* http://animals.pawnation.com/adaptations-zebras-habitats-7629.html
* http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts/animals/zebra.html
* http://kids.sandiegozoo.org/animals/mammals/zebra
1. What kingdom are Zebras classified in?
2. What continent do Zebras live in?
3. What biome do zebras live in?

4. True or False? Zebras produce asexually.

5.What is the main food on zebras diet?

Animal Kingdom
There are many kingdoms. The main one that most people are aware of is the animal kingdom. Humans, animals, and insects are all categorized in this kingdom.
There are 2 groups. Vertebrates and invertebrates.
Vertebrates have a spinal cord, (human & animals).
Invertebrates do not have a spine (insects).
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