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Zebras Horses and Asses: Equidae - Physical Characteristics

equids single coats allow

Equids (EH-qwidz; horses, zebras, and asses) are built for speed, with long legs that allow them to move efficiently. Their single stomachs allow them to eat foods high in fiber because digestion occurs rapidly, and their single-toed hooves make navigating over rocks and hard surfaces easy.

There are three species of zebra, and each has a different stripe pattern. All equids have short coats, though those living in higher altitudes may grow thicker coats. There is very little size difference between the sexes.

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over 9 years ago

Need to list physical differences between equids, other than diffferences in coat. Or are there any clear, consistent, non-relative differences?