The Chapman zebra or Damara zebra is a subspecies of the plains zebra.
The fur of the Chapman – Zebra is especially marked, because between the black stripes there is a narrow dark “shadow stripe”. The mother animals recognize their young in the herd by the smell and the striped pattern. The pattern of the animals is individual. No zebra resembles the other. The herds are either separated family groups or stallion groups, which live in permanent associations.
Watering places must be accessible for zebras every day. Personal hygiene (rolling in the sand, mutual nibbling) plays an important role for the zebras. They are extremely agile animals and can reach a walking speed of 40-50 km/h in the short term. A society of antelopes and zebras leads to an even grazing.