Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Zebra (Equus zebra), a striped wild ass from the mountain regions of Cape Colony. It stands about four feet at the shoulder; the ground-colour is white marked with black stripes, except on the under-surface and the inside of the thighs; the legs and base of the tail are barred with black. The Dauw, or Burchell's Zebra (E. burchelli) is larger and more stoutly built, the ground-colour is yellowish-brown and the limbs are nearly white. Grevy's Zebra (E. grevyi) is the name given to a form from the Galla country. Some authorities consider it a variety of the True Zebra.