Plains Zebra Skull Replica


The Plains Zebra (Equus quagga, formerly Equus burchellii), is the most common and geographically widespread species of zebra. Its range is fragmented, but spans much of southern and eastern Africa south of the Sahara.


Burchells Zebra Skull Replica measures 21 inches. Burchells Zebra Skull Replica is museum quality polyurethane cast. Made in USA. 2-part skull (separate cranium and jaw). Our precise skull can be used as a teaching tool, museum skull exhibit, home décor skull, or office décor skull.

Burchells Zebra or 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 Bontequagga, Damaraland Zebra, and Zululand Zebra. Burchell’s Zebra is the only subspecies of Zebra which may be legally farmed for human consumption.

Like most Plains Zebras, females and males are about the same size, standing 1.1 to 1.4 meters (3 ft. 7 in to 4 ft. 7 in) at the shoulder. They weigh between 230 and 320 kilograms (500 and 700 lb.).

Year-round reproduction observed in this subspecies in Etosha National Park, Namibia, concludes synchronization of a time budget between males and females, possibly explaining the lack of sexual dimorphism.

Burchells Zebras are described as being striped on the head, the neck, and the flanks, and sparsely down the upper segments of the limbs then fading to white.

One or two shadow stripes rest between the bold, broad stripes on the haunch. This main distinguishing characteristic sets the Burchells Zebra apart from the other subspecies.

There is a distinct dorsal line, the tail only bristly at the end, and the body distinctly white. The dorsal line is narrow and becomes gradually broader toward the rear, margined with white on each side.

Burchells Zebras live in small family groups. These can be either harem or bachelor groups, with harem groups consisting of one stallion and one to six mares and their most recent foals, and bachelor groups containing two to eight unattached stallions.

Burchells Zebra migrates the longest distance of any terrestrial animal in Africa, making a round trip of 300 mile.

They migrate from the Chobe River in Namibia to Nxai Pan National Park in Botswana. Their migration follows a straight north–south route almost entirely within the Kavango–Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area.

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Additional information

Weight 9 lbs
Dimensions 21 × 12.2 × 8.8 in
Burchells Zebra Facts

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Perissodactyla
Family: Equidae
Genus: Equus
Species: E. quagga
Subspecies: E. q. burchellii