The Mountain Zebra is found in the mountains of South Africa. They are most commonly found in Eastern Cape Province, particularly on the road between Grahamstown and Alexandria.
The Mountain Zebra is a sub-species of plains zebra that have adapted to life in the highlands of southern Africa within the last few hundred years. The Zebras are very well adapted to mountain life, with their large hooves acting as snow shoes during winter storms when all other animals seek shelter.
Despite being closely related to zebras living in lowland areas, these Zebras only grow short manes on their necks, while some individuals sport long marks along their backs similar to those seen on lions. Karee trees (a member of the Quiver tree family) grow throughout the mountains where Zebras live. These trees are also found in lowland areas, but their fruits are nearly exclusively eaten by Zebra.
Mountain Zebras generally travel in herds of about 10 animals, although they sometimes come together into groups of 100 or so for protection against predators. Mountain Zebras are mainly grazers, though they will eat bark if fruit is scarce.