Zebras can run up to 35 miles per hour. Baby zebras, known as foals, can walk 20 minutes after they are born.
Zebras spend most of their time in herds to protect against predators. Their stripes make it more difficult for predators, such as lions, to pick out a single zebra to chase. Their unique patterns help zebras recognize each other in the herd. The lead male of the herd, known as a stallion, stays at the back of the herd to provide defense. If one zebra is attacked, many other zebras will circle around the wounded zebra to guard it from predators.