oa African Zoology - The social organisation and population ecology of the plains zebra (Equus quagga)

Volume 4, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1562-7020
  • E-ISSN: 2224-073X



In spite of the fact that the plains (or Burchell's) zebra (Equus quagga) is one of the commonest large wild animals, few investigators have studied it and our knowledge of its biology, ecology and behaviour in the wild is limited. From 1962 to 1965 1 had the opportunity of carrying out a research programme in East Africa in an attempt to solve some of the problems and 'later to compare my results with those of other zebra populations in southern Africa.

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