Grevy's zebra is the largest of all wild equines. It is 8-9 feet in length from head to tail, with a 15-30 inch tail, and stands 4'7"-5'3" high at the shoulder. They weigh 770-990 pounds. The stripes are narrow and close-set, being broader on the neck, and extending to the hooves. The belly and area around the base of the tail lack stripes. The ears are very large, rounded, and conical. The head is large, long, and narrow, particularly mule-like in appearance. The mane is tall and erect; juveniles have a mane extending the length of the back.
Did you know?
Just like humans have unique fingerprints, Grevy’s zebra have unique stripe patterns. This helps groups like Grevy's Zebra Trust identify individuals within a population. In fact, they conduct photographic census each month and upload their photos to stripe ID software to track individual Grevy's zebra. The system scans the literal barcode of stripes on the zebra!