Grant's zebra (Equus quagga boehmi) – named for Lieutenant-Colonel James Augustus Grant (1827-1892), a 19th-century Scottish explorer of eastern equatorial Africa – is the smallest of the seven subspecies of the plains zebra and is the most common. Found in central and southern Africa, in countries such as Kenya, Tanzania and Zambia, its natural habitat is grassland and savannah woodland. Grant’s zebras have vertical stripes on their front, horizontal stripes on their back legs and diagonal stripes in between. These patterns are unique to each zebra, almost like a fingerprint, so can be used to identify individual animals.
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