Zebra By Kyle Jarosz
Structural Adaptations • One structural adaptation of the zebra is that their feet are strong and better suited to handle rough ground. This is an important adaptation because its feet make them run up to 34 mph. So they can catch prey and run away from predators. • A second structural adaption they have hooves. This is an important adaptation because hooves protect their feet from cuts, scrap ,and other damage. They can kick their hooves like a weapon. • A third structural adaption is a big chest allowing them to have big lungs. This is an important adaptation because it helps them because large lungs take in a lot of oxygen. That helps the zebra run for hours. • A fourth structural adaptation is their ears that can turn. This is an important adaptation because their ears turn towards the sound of any predators. This helps them because if they hear something they are alerted to danger in the savanna. • A fifth adaptations they have black and white stripes. This is an important adaptation because this helps them to camouflage into the tall grasses in the savanna. This would help them to hunt for prey and hide from prey.
Behavioral Adaptations • One behavioral adaptation of the zebra is they know not to eat all the grass. This is an important adaptation because they know not to eat all the grass so if they need to come back to that place not all of the grass is gone. • A second behavioral adaptation is they stay in large herds. This is an important adaptation because this helps them to all protect themselves from predators. • A third behavioral adaptation is they dust bathe almost every day. This is an important adaptation because they do this to get rid of all the itchiness caused by dry skin or flees and other parasites. • A fourth behavioral adaptation is they let birds go on them. This is an important adaptation because they let them go on them to get rid of ticks, flees, and other parasites.
Habitat • The zebra lives in the savanna. • It lives in Eastern and Southern Africa. • The stripes on a zebra camouflage into the tall grasses to hide from predators. • In the savanna there are plenty of tough grasses to eat. Zebras prefer the long tough grasses that many other animals avoid.
Diet • The zebra is a herbivore and typically eats grass. • It also eats leaves and shoots of other plants. • They eat many tough grasses that many other animals don’t like so they get more. • They can run very fast for a long time allowing them to run away from predators and go back to grazing • A food chain that a zebra could be a member of is:
Food Chain Lion Sun Grass Zebra
Resources • I used a book called Zebras by Amy- Jane Beer. • Also I used http://animals.nationalgeographic.com • Another website I used is http://www.kidcyber.com.au