Fast Facts: Zebra (Part 1)

Welcome to Fast Facts with Reasons for Hope!

I’m Carl Kerby. What do Zedonks, Zorses and Zonies have in common?

“Ze” thing is they are all crossbreeds of … you guessed it … the zebra!

Cheesy, I know, but stay with me because this African animal is actually full of fascinating details. Did you know that there are actually 3 species of zebra? The most common, the Plains Zebra, is what we see in grasslands and woodlands. It is also on the endangered specie list and the smallest of the zebras.

The Mountain Zebra, which is only 800 pounds, has a white belly and hard pointed hooves that equip it to climb mountains up to 6500 feet tall!

The third kind of zebra is the robust Grévy’s Zebra, named after a French king who received it as a gift. Grévy’s are found in the semi-desert of Kenya and Ethiopia, and weigh up to a whopping 1,000 lbs.

Check back with our next Fast Facts with Reasons for Hope as we learn even more and until then … stay bold!

Carl Kerby is the founder of Reasons for Hope and co-creator of the DeBunked apologetic video series. His radio feature, Fast Facts, is heard weekly on VCY America, Saturdays at 9:25 AM Central.

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