Burchell's Zebra
Burchell's Zebra

Average Mass:
310 kg (682 lb)

Average Shoulder Height:
130 cm (51")

Rowland Ward:


Burchell's Zebra Spoor

Track: 127mm (5") x 102mm (4")

Burchell's zebras are now extinct. They were the lightest-colored of all zebras, with completely white legs and no stripes on their stomachs. A plains zebra.

A southern subspecies of the plains zebra, the Burchell's zebra (Equus burchelli burchelli), lacked stripes on the hindquarters. Its basic body color was reddish-yellow. Burchell's zebra existed from southern Botswana into the Orange Free State of South Africa . As European settlement spread northward from the Cape to colonial Southern Rhodesia , this subspecies was hunted to extinction. The wild herds had disappeared by 1910, and the last known individual died in the Berlin Zoo in 1918.