Area of zoo
Pink Zone
Enclosure status
IUCN status
Near Threatened
Scientific name
Equus quagga
South western Africa and Zimbabwe
Grassy plains
A Chapman's zebra at London Zoo

What zebras will I see at London Zoo?

There are three species of zebra and London Zoo is home to Chapman's zebras, also known as plains zebras. 

What do Chapman's zebras look like?

The Chapman’s zebra is a medium subspecies of the zebra group. With some of the most famously patterned coats in the world, no two zebras ever have the same stripe pattern, and Chapman's zebras have faint brown stripes between their black stripes. 

Zebras may have evolved stripes for social recognition or to confuse and dazzle predators such as lions. 

What do Chapman's zebras eat?

Mostly grass, leaves, bark and buds. 

What threats do Chapman's zebras face in the wild?

Chapman's zebras are identified as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List. They are poached for their skins and sometimes bushmeat, and African lions and African wild dogs often prey on them.

Visit our Chapman's zebras

A Chapman's zebra at London Zoo

Book your London Zoo ticket today


  • A Chapman's zebra at London Zoo

    London Zoo Map

    Look out for our Chapman's zebras in the pink zone at London Zoo

  • A Chapman's zebra at London Zoo

    10 things you didn't know about zebras

    How did the zebra get its stripes? What do you call a group of zebras? London Zoo keeper Gemma tells us more

  • Welcome to Africa sign at London Zoo

    Into Africa

    London Zoo's Into Africa area is home to African species such as giraffes, zebras, African wild dogs and pygmy hippos

  • Book now to visit our animals at London Zoo
Zebra gifts

Love zebras? We've got a dazzling collection of zebra gifts in our online shop. 

London Zoo Newsletter
Get the latest updates about exciting animal news from the Zoos, upcoming events, experiences, offers