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What is the lifespan of a zebra?

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Zebras live for an average of 25 years in the wild. They are herbivorous mammals, and some of their most common threats include predators, such as lions and hyenas.

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What is the lifespan of a zebra?
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Every zebra has a slightly different pattern of stripes. However, scientists do not fully understand the precise reason why the species has stripes. Zebras can reach a maximum height at the shoulder of about 5 feet. The weight range for zebras is from about 440 pounds to close to 1,000 pounds. These mammals typically live in groups, referred to as herds. There are three different species, with the plains zebra being the most prevalent. The typical family unit of the plains zebra includes a stallion, multiple females and their offspring.

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    What is a male zebra called?

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    What is a young zebra called?

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