In this quick tutorial you’ll learn how to draw a zebra in just a few quick steps, but first…
Interesting Facts about Zebras
Zebras live in Africa and belong to the Equidae family, which includes donkeys and horses. They are recognized by their series of white and black stripes and each zebra has its own unique pattern of stripes.
Zebras began to evolve about 4 million years ago and today, there are three species; the mountain zebra, the plain zebra and the Grevy’s zebra.
Did you know?
- Zebras tend to live in small groups and large herds because they are quite social.
- Zebras have never been domesticated like donkeys and horses have.
- The most common zebra is the plains zebra.
- The largest zebra is the Grevy’s zebra, which is also the rarest and is considered an endangered species.
- A zebra’s stripes may serve as identification among a group and may also serve as a protective measure against horse flies and blood-sucking flies by confusing them.
- Most zebras communicate by whinnying and barking, the Grevy’s zebra makes brays like a mule.
- Baby zebras are born brown and white.
In African societies, zebras are often the subject of folk tales about how zebras got their stripes. They are also popular in art and their stripes are popular in fashion and interior design.