Animal Age

How old does a Burchell’s zebra get? (age expectancy)

What is the maximal age a Burchell’s zebra reaches?

An adult Burchell’s zebra (Equus burchellii) usually gets as old as 40 years.

Burchell’s zebras are around 371 days in the womb of their mother. When born, they weight 32.29 kg (71.18 lbs) and measure 8 cm (0′ 4″). As a member of the Equidae family (genus: Equus), their offspring is 1 babies per pregnancy. Fully grown, they reach a bodylength of 6.8 cm (0′ 3″).

As a reference: Usually, humans get as old as 100 years, with the average being around 75 years. After being carried in the belly of their mother for 280 days (40 weeks), they grow to an average size of 1.65m (5′ 5″) and weight in at 62 kg (137 lbs), which is obviously highly individual.

A Burchell's zebra gets as old as 40 years

Burchell’s zebra (Equus quagga burchellii) is a southern subspecies of the plains zebra. It is named after the British explorer and naturalist William John Burchell. Common names include the bontequagga, Damaraland zebra, and Zululand zebra (Gray, 1824). Burchell’s zebra is the only subspecies of zebra which may be legally farmed for human consumption.

Animals of the same family as a Burchell’s zebra

Not really brothers and sisters, but from the same biological family (Equidae):

Animals that reach the same age as Burchell’s zebra

With an average age of 40 years, Burchell’s zebra are in good companionship of the following animals:

Animals with the same number of babies Burchell’s zebra

The same number of babies at once (1) are born by:

Weighting as much as Burchell’s zebra

A fully grown Burchell’s zebra reaches around 278.08 kg (613.06 lbs). So do these animals: