Chapman’s Zebra

Equus quagga chapmani

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.




Western Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, South Africa


grassland, semi-deserts, deserts


grasses, herbs, buds, shoots, tree barks


up to 370 kg


hHead-torso length: up to 230 cm; height at withers up to 145 cm.

Erreichbares Alter:

up to 28 years

Tierpaten Ehrentafel

  • Younion Niederösterreich
  • ‘Mimi’, born 22.10.2015
    Lindpointner Julia, Raab im Bezirk Schärding
  • Firma Josef Lehner GmbH, Amstetten
  • ‘Marty’, born 18.05.2019
    Magistra Suchan-Mayr Kerstin, St. Valentin
    Member of Lower Austrian state parliament and Mayo
    ress of St. Valentin 
  • ‘Zea, born 23.03.2008
    Feiertag Eva-Maria, Neufurth, Amstetten



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