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Zebras were a species of wild horse related to the more common domestic breeds of horses.[5]


Zebras were distinguished from other species of horses by the striking patterns their fur displayed—broad, alternating, vertical stripes of black and white.[3]

Rather than having the neigh or whinny common among other equine species, zebras uniquely displayed a distinctive "bark".[3]


Being a type of wild horse, zebras had a disposition that was greatly counter to domestication.[6]




In west Faerûn, zebras could be found in the hilly grasslands surrounding the city-state of Cursrah[7] and in the aforementioned plains of the Shaar.[3]

Beyond Faerûn, zebras inhabited the plains of the Rayana Savanna and Yaku Plains atop the Malatran Plateau[8][9] and large herds of them could be found in the savannahs of Chult.[10]

Outside of the Prime Material plane, zebras could be found in the Beastlands, particularly the level of Krigala.[11]


Zebras were one of the primary animals that wemics[12] and lions hunted.[13] Some gnoll tribes were also known to hunt zebras, but these had the animal as a religious totem and would often sacrifice them to their lord Yeenoghu.[14]

Hybsils were often on good terms with zebras.[15]

Despite the inherent difficulty in domesticating them,[6] some people in the land of Zakhara were known to use them as mounts. However, their usual horsemanship techniques were of little use with zebras.[16]


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  2. Mike Mearls, Jeremy Crawford, Christopher Perkins (2014-09-30). Monster Manual 5th edition. Edited by Scott Fitzgerald Gray. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 336. ISBN 978-0786965614.
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  8. RPGA Malatra: The Living Jungle: A Brave New World for Network Members , link:[1] (PDF). Living Jungle Campaign: Player Information Guide (unpublished document).
  9. Uncredited (December 1994). “The Living Jungle”. In Jean Rabe ed. Polyhedron #102 (TSR, Inc.), p. 7.
  10. James Lowder, Jean Rabe (1993). The Jungles of Chult. (TSR, Inc), p. 8. ISBN 1-5607-6605-0.
  11. Dale Donovan (December 1995). “Liber Benevolentiae”. In Michele Carter ed. Planes of Conflict (TSR, Inc.), p. 16. ISBN 0-7869-0309-0.
  12. J. F. Keeping (May 1990). “The Ecology of the Wemic”. In Roger E. Moore ed. Dragon #157 (TSR, Inc.), p. 49.
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  14. Spike Y. Jones (September 1991). “Ecology: The Sociology of the Flind”. In Roger E. Moore ed. Dragon #173 (TSR, Inc.), p. 82.
  15. Gary Gygax (August 1983). Monster Manual II 1st edition. (TSR, Inc), p. 77. ISBN 0-88038-031-4.
  16. Jeff Grubb and Andria Hayday (April 1992). Arabian Adventures. (TSR, Inc), p. 77. ISBN 978-1560763581.