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Are zebras pack animals?

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Asked by J. Pollock, Last updated: May 18, 2020

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John F. connor

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John F. connor, Content Marketing executive, MA, Minsk,Poland

Answered Feb 08, 2019

Zebras are known to travel in groups. They do this for a specific reason and that is to be together to frighten off the predators. If the predator sees zebras in a group, this lone predator may feel that the pack of them are scary to the predator. Sometimes, the group of zebras may be small or large depending on the group.

Zebras are known to travel in groups. They do this for a specific reason and that is to be together

In a savannah, this would allow the predatory to easily see the large amount of zebras together. It may seem that the zebra is a loner, but in actuality it may seem like it wants to be by himself, but they stay together for protection. By itself, the zebra could not fight off any true predator if it was approached by a cheetah or lion.

 

T. Moore

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T. Moore, Writer, MA, Washington

Answered Feb 04, 2019

Yes, but they are not referred to as packs but as harems. Rather nice, to think of a group of zebras being like a sultan's courtyard full of wives. But no, they move as a group sometimes as large as 30.

Yes, but they are not referred to as packs but as harems. Rather nice, to think of a group of

They run at a pace suited to the characters, such as elderly, in the group. They surround an enemy rather than leave one vulnerable zebra to be eaten. Their combined sense of smell will alert the group to oncoming danger.

 

J. Harty

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J. Harty, Writer, M.A, Chula Vista

Answered Jan 22, 2019

Unlike their closest relatives, horses and donkeys, zebras are not pack animals. Zebras are social animals that live in small to large groups but they have never been domesticated. Zebras are unpredictable, aggressive and they are known to attack humans. They do not fit into the criteria that animals must meet before they can be called pack animals.

Unlike their closest relatives, horses and donkeys, zebras are not pack animals. Zebras are social

For example, pack animals should have good disposition and should not panic or become harmful when under pressure.

While attempt at domesticating them have failed, quite a number of people have succeeded in training and even hybridizing zebras.

 

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