Hartmann's mountain zebra
|Hartmann's mountain zebra|
|Hartmann’s mountain zebra in Etosha National Park in Namibia|
E. z. hartmannae
|Equus zebra hartmannae|
|Range map of Equus zebra hartmannae and Equus zebra zebra|
The Hartmann's mountain zebra (Equus zebra hartmannae) is a subspecies of the mountain zebra found in far south-western Angola and western Namibia. Hartmann's mountain zebras prefer to live in small groups of 7-12 individuals. They are agile climbers and are able to live in arid conditions and steep mountainous country.
It has been argued that Hartmann's mountain zebra should be considered a separate species from the Cape mountain zebra, but this is not supported by genetic evidence (see Mountain zebra#Taxonomy). Consequently, it is no longer considered a separate species in Mammal Species of the World. 2005.
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