Grevy's Zebra


Maple Heights, United States

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9×12 watercolor enhanced colored pencil. Original unavailable.

As of 11-08-17, 1748 views and 13 favorited.

CHALLENGES: Equine Art & Photography – Fine Art – Top 10; Naturally Black or White, Duo & Contrast – Shapes & Patterns – Top 10; AFRIKAANS; – Zebras – Top 10; ALL GOD’S CREATURES – Horse of a Different Color – Top 10;
FEATURES: Indigenous to East & South Africa; AMAZING Wildlife; Equine Art & Photography; Quality Art & Photography (Nature Gallery 08-24-12); Welcome to the Jungle; Equine Art: Horses & Ponies; Just Fun; African Art & Photography; It’s All About the Horse; Art At It’s Best; The Best of RedBubble; Traditional Mixed Media; Animals of Africa & Madagascar; AMAZING WILDLIFE MAMMALS; BREATHTAKING WILD ANIMALS & PLANTS; Animals of Africa;

NOTE: Chosen “Art of the Week” for 08-30-12 in Afrikaans.
NOTE: Included in the Afrikaans November 2012 Art Exhibition

The Grevy’s zebra (Equus grevyi), sometimes known as the Imperial zebra, is the largest species of zebra, in Africa. It is found in the wild in Kenya and Ethiopia. Compared to other zebras, it is tall, has large ears, and its stripes are narrower. The species is named after Jules Grévy, a president of France, who, in the 1880s, was given one by the government of Abyssinia. In certain regions of Kenya, the plains zebras and Grevy’s zebras coexist.
Taxonomy The Grevy’s zebra differs from the other two zebras in its primitive characteristics and different behaviour. It was the first zebra to emerge as a species. All members of the family are of the genus Equus, but the genus is commonly subdivided into four subgenera; Equus, Asinus, Hippotigris and Dolichohippus. The Plains zebra and Mountain zebra belong to Hippotigris, but the Grevy’s zebra is the sole species of Dolichohippus. In many respects, it is more akin to the asses (Asinus). Nevertheless, DNA and molecular data show that zebras do indeed have monophyletic origins (info from Wikipedia).

  • Complete 10-01-2006 in 14.07 hours spread over 16 days

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