How are horses and zebras similar?
Well, they are cousins. They both eat grass, they both have a single toe, or hoof, on each foot. They both live in herds, and they both give birth to 1 foal (live twins are 1 in 50,000 for horse and I'm sure similar for zebras). And they both have manes and tails, although they look different. And zebras can be trained, ridden, and driven just like horses, but they are quite difficult to train.
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Answer Yes, it is. Kingdom : Animalia Phylum : Chordata Class : Mammalia Order : Perissodactyla Family : Equidae Genus : Equus Subgenus : Hippotigris Dolichohippus
A Zebra / Horse Cross is most commonly refereed to as a Zorse by Equestrians. there is also a Zebra /Donkey cross which is known as a Zonkey. It should be kept in mind that Zebra can never be fully domesticated and can cause serious harm and injuries to those around them and they really should not b…e used for cross breeding on domesticated animals. ( Full Answer )
NO!! ***Second answer: They ARE closedly related to the domestic horse. www.britannica.com will clear this up for you.
the stripes on the zebra are their urvival strategy. main predator for the zebra are the big cats in Africa like lions. these predators only see in black and white. also zebras are social animals who live in herds. also since they live in Africa where there are open grass lands there are no places t…o hide. the black and white stripes on the zebras in their peculiar pattern confuses the predators and make it difficult for them to single out individual animal. horses on the other hand are mostly domesticated or atleast have a lot of influence of man in their evolution. having a camouflage strategy makes no sense to them and they rely purly on their speed and endurance for their survival and need no stripes ( Full Answer )
Both are members of the family Equus, and share a similar physicalappearance. Their gaits -- walk, trot, canter and gallop -- arealso alike. However, zebras are wild animals that are rarelydomesticated, while horses have been ridden, driven and kept aspets for thousands of years. Zebras have a spect…acular patternedcoat of black and white, or brown and white, stripes, while horses'bodies, necks and heads are not striped. (The rare exception is thebrindled horse, but its pattern of stripes is different from azebra's.) Horses are usually a solid color, such as dark brown,sorrel or tan, but may have white leg and facial markings, adappled coat, black, brown or white spots or splotches, and othercoat patterns, which zebras never have. Zebras are also smaller than horses, usually between 12 and 14hands. (A hand is four inches.) Horses are over 14.2 hands, and maybe as tall as 17 hands or more. In addition, a zebra has a short,bristly mane and a thin tail with a tuft of hair at the end. Ahorse has a long, flowing mane and a tail to match. While horsesmake a variety of sounds, including neighs, whinnies, whickers andscreams, a zebra's vocalization sounds like a bark. ( Full Answer )
They're shaped just like a horse, but smaller. They live in herds, they interact with their kind just the same, too.
The difference between a horse and a zebra is..... 1. The bone structure 2. Zebras have solid tails unlike horse 3. The temperament is different with a zebra compared to a horse 4. Zebras are, by nature, wild animals like elk and deer, not domesticated. 5. Zebras come in black and white …stripes only, not the various colourations and color patterns like horses do. Horses also do not have black and white stripes. ( Full Answer )
Though there are physical differences (such as size and weight), behavioral differences (social structure of the herd) and genetic differences, they are somewhat related. In captivity donkeys and zebras have mated to produce a zeedonk, which means they share many of the same genes in order to produc…e a living offspring. The first zeedonk was born in the Colchester Zoo in Essex, England. A zebra's natural habitat is out in the wild - e.g. Africa or a place with long wide grassy fields. A horse can go anywhere because it was used originally for riding. A zebra has stripes! ( Full Answer )
Horses and zebras are both equines. They are therefore related to asses, donkeys, onagers and mules (sterile hybrid of a horse and donkey). A cross between a male zebra and a female horse is called a zorse. Although an okapi looks a bit like a horse and a bit like a zebra, it is not related to… either one. Its closest relative is the giraffe. ( Full Answer )
Well, they are two different breeds, just like a pony is different from a horse, but they are both a part of the equine species, so a zebra is like a horse, but not exactly the same. Also in the equine species is draft horses, donkeys, and mules.
there are not diffrent breeds of zebra. zebra are smaller and have shorter legs back and neck. xx
They are all related to one another, belonging to the Equidae family, however, when mated together the offspring will be sterile.
No they aren't. There are many differences between zebras and horses, such as the size of their hooves, their manes, and tails.
No a Donkey is just a close relation of the horse and zebra. All three are members of the equine family.
Well there about the same but most likely a horse. Zebras arent breed for speed or anything like that
Depends on the breed, some horse breeds are bred for speed; like the thouroughbred and the Arabian; and could easily outpace a zebra. Others like the Clydesdale or Belgian are bred for strength, not speed and probably could not keep pace with a running zebra.
Zebras are black and white. Horses aren't! (: lol that's all I know! :/ . there are black and white horses by the way the difference is that the are a little different species, and they have developed differently.
No they do live in the same place, but if they happen to be in the same place with each other they would be curious and maybe mate.
Most probably no,but in 1975 for the first timre did a horse give birth to a fully developed zebra
Zebras and horses are both Equine animals. Zebras are horses, in another term, Zebras are horses with stripes.
Yes, if you search on Google 'Zorses'. You can find pictures of them on there.
Since the 2 are 'cousins' there are many similarities. They all have hooves, manes, tails, ears, eyes. In fact they have more commonalities than differences.
They have many similarities. They are from the same family and species. they have the same structure of bones and skeletal properties. Their muscels are also similar. Technically, zebras are just wild horses that are covered in stripes.
Just about everything. All species of equid are much the same. Zebras and horses have both evolved to live on grasslands. The differences are purely superficial, although people who work zebras say that they are less intelligent than horses.
Yes, the result of a zebra stallion and a horse mare mating is called a Zorse. the result of a horse stallion and female zebra mating is called a Hebra there are some pictures on the following website.
yes, since they r related to a horse ( this is why they look sortta like a horse!)
No. A mating between a horse stallion and a zebra mare is called a hebra or horbra. A zebra stallion and horse mare produce a zorse.
a hebra or zorse depending on if the mother is a horse or a zebra or it might be a quagga Quagga's are an extinct species of the zebra family and not a cross breed. Hebra or Zorse are the correct answer
They are called a Zorse. I've seen them, their cute but probably not very comfortable to ride.
They didn't. Horses and zebras are more or less cousins but you can't breed any combination of horses to get a zebra and the other way around.
If by combination you mean derivitive, then no. However, Zebroids are an animal that are a "combination" of a horse and a zebra
No, a race horse can run 40-50mph. a zebra can run up to about 35mph so no a race horse is faster
i believe so. the horses and zebras are distant cousins. but why would u want to tame a zebra? horses are much easier to tame and come in all different varieties. watever ur doing good luck.Yes, but Zebras are spookier and much harder to train than horses, so it is difficult, and often disappointing…. You should have allot of experience training horses, difficult horses, before trying a zebra. ( Full Answer )
Species can only breed with one of their own species, however there are rare occasions were the species are close enough that they can breed, however the offspring can not reproduce, i.e. a donkey.
It depends where you live, other here in the UK its way too complicated to own a zebra with all the liscences you have to have. but in America i think you can keep them without much hassle. Zebras are not actually related to horses but they are similar, so yes basically they can be kept like horses …but you would have to research well into them as they are a totally different animal species. ( Full Answer )
the animal that is similar to a zebra is a horses but the only kind is a wild horse
because they both have legs and eyes and tails and noses and both have babies.
There is 6 well known zebra breeds in the world: Wild Ass, burchell's zebra, chapman's zebra, grant's zebra, grevy's zebra and the mountain zebra.
Yes. Such crosses are called "Zorses." The offspring between a horse and zebra are sterile, just like with a horse-donkey hybrid.
In the wild, horses and zebras do not reproduce with each other. However, people have been cross breeding these two branches of the equine family since the 19th century. Any zebra hybrid is refered to as a zebroid, whether it be with a horse or any other member of the equine family. More specificall…y, the offspring of a male zebra and female horse is called a zorse, and the offspring of a male horse and female zebra is called horbra. A male zebra crossed with a female pony (a horse measuring less than 14.2 hands high at the withers) is a zony. ( Full Answer )
A zebroid is actually any hybrid of a zebra. Usually, the sire is a zebra, and the dam can be any type of equine.
A zebra is defined as a horse, but the horse that you are referring to is a domesticated horse, a zebra is not domesticated. Also, obviously one has stripes.
Horses can't be bred from zebras. Zebras have a different chromosome count than horses. Crossing them produces a sterile hybrid just as occurs when breeding horses and donkeys.
yes. because zebras are always in close herds and together they strong, but alone horses are much much stronger.
They are both mammals, meaning they are both warmblooded and havefur. They are both vertebrates and are obviously not extinct. Icould list the body parts they share like brains and legs, butthere are so many I would rather not. However, they both have 4legs. Also in the early 1600's if you had a bo…at large enough totransport them, a zeal of zebras and a herd of elephants would havedone remarkably well at killing off native americans. The elephantswere a size of animal never before experienced by anyone fromamerica, and a few war elephants could have done significant damageto native warriors before they discovered the proper ways in whichan elephant can be overcome. Zebras on the other hand work on thebasis that the average native american wouldn't know what a zebrawas, and as you know from any western-genre movie, native americanslove to try and steal and ride any horses. Zebras looking very muchlike beautiful horses, native americans would hopefully attempt tosteal a zeal of zebras 'left lying around' but upon the warriorsattemts to ride the zebras, they will all be bitten and chuckedleading to the would be riders deaths. Two great animals forkilling post-Columbian tribes men. ( Full Answer )
Any zebra hybrid is called a 'zebroid', but a horse and a zebra specifically make what is called a 'zorse'.
Of course...but that would only be so if the mother or father or some other relative had genetics that made the horse look like that.
depends on the breed. some horses are breed for speed like the Thoroughbred and the Arabian and could easily out run a zebra. others like the Clydesdale or Belgium are breed for strength not speed and probably could not keep up pace with a running zebra.
Yes, there are many examples in Africa where the cross produced a more tractable animal that didn't die of African Horse Sickness. The photos I've seen are of bay horses with black zebra stripes.
Yes. Breeding that occurs between a zebra stallion and horse marecan create a hybrid animal that has stripes and horse likecoloration. The opposite cross rarely produces a live foal (this isalso true of the horse stallion/female donkey cross called ahinny). The successful cross has been used in Afr…ica to prevent livestocklosses due to African Horse Sickness. ( Full Answer )