The plains zebra, also known as the common zebra or Burchell’s zebra, is the most abundant and geographically widespread zebra species. It ranges from southern Ethiopia through East Africa down to Botswana and eastern South Africa.
The plains zebra is of medium size and, on average, smaller than the other two zebra species. It has a robust build with relatively short legs. Adult individuals reach a shoulder height of 1.1 to 1.47 meters, measure 2 to 2.5 meters in length, and weigh between 175 and 387 kilograms.