Grevy's zebra is the largest of the equids (a group that includes horses, asses and zebras) (4). It possesses the same body shape as other equids with a long head and neck and slender legs resting on a single digit in the form of a hoof (5). The sleek coat is patterned with black and white vertical stripes that are much narrower than those of the plains zebra (Equs burchelli) and persist until above the hind legs where a chevron pattern occurs (6). The horizontal stripes on the legs remain distinct all the way down to the hooves, and the tall, upright mane is also striped in a pattern that continues on from the neck. A wide black stripe along the back is bordered by white and is very distinctive (2). The muzzle is a tan colour with white edges, and the large, rounded ears are striped on the back (2).
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