Zebras are members of the horse family. They live in eastern and southern Africa. There are three Zebra Species: Grevy’s, Mountain, and the Plains. Zebras average between 550 to 900 pounds and their life span is an average of 25 years. White with black stripes or black with white stripes? This is one of the most asked questions about zebras. Zebras are generally thought to have white coats with black (sometimes brown) stripes. That’s because if you look at most zebras, the stripes end on their bellies and toward the inside of the legs, and the rest is all white. Fun Facts: Each zebra has its unique stripe patter-like human fingerprints. Zebras have their own “smile” a bared-teeth grimace that is a greeting and helps prevent aggression. Zebras are attracted to black and white stripes. Even if stripes are painted on a wall, a zebra will tend to go stand next to it!