The question we’ve all been asking for a while… (maybe?)
To put it simply, Yes, a zebra is a species of wild horse that lives mainly on the African continent. Zebras are members of the Equidae family of the genus Equus. The Equidae family includes horses and asses, but zebras are not just striped horses, they’re a different species from the horse. There are three main species of zebra, including the common zebra. All of the existing zebra species have black-and-white stripes and a mane that stands up stiffly. Just as human fingerprints are unique to each person, the stripes are unique and different on each zebra.
There used to be a species of zebra which had a yellowish-brown coat with darker stripes: this was the quagga which became extinct in 1883. The quagga wasn’t striped all over – the head and neck were distinctively marked, but the stripes faded gradually out towards the animal’s rear, while the legs were unstriped and paler in colour than the rest of the body.
Because they are closely related to horses and asses, zebras can be bred with both of these species. A zedonk is a cross between a male zebra and a female donkey, while a zorse is the offspring of a male zebra and a female horse. The overall term for any cross between a zebra and a horse or ass is a zebroid.