Plains zebras generally prefer open grasslands, open woodlands and open scrub environments. Occasionally they can be found in a variety of habitats, including taller grasslands, heavier woodland areas, and even hilly country and mountainous regions. However they are generally absent from deserts, dense forests and permanent wetlands.
The Plains zebra grazes two-thirds of the day on grass, bark, roots, stems, herbs and shrubs. They eat a variety of grasses, along with some additional browse like leaves, twigs and shoots. The plains zebra does not require (but still prefers) short grass to graze. Zebra rely on rainfall for food and water and therefore have to go on great migrations to follow the rains.
Lions, spotted hyenas, African wild dogs, cheetahs, leopards and crocodiles.