The Plains Zebra, also known as the Common Zebra or Burchell’s Zebra, is a species of equid native to the grasslands of Africa. It is characterized by its black and white striped coat, which helps to confuse predators and provides camouflage in the grassy savannah. Plains Zebras are social animals and live in large herds, usually consisting of a dominant male, several females, and their offspring. They mainly graze on grasses and other low-lying vegetation, and their diet is supplemented with leaves, bark, and fruits. They are an important prey species for carnivores in the African ecosystem.