The zebra makes many different sounds, one of which is a bark or yip. This sound helps zebras to locate one another. A zebra may also bray in a similar manner to a donkey. The bray is used almost exclusively during the reproductive cycle to attract a mate.
A zebra can also snort and nicker. These sounds are similar to the sounds that a horse makes. The snort, a hard exhale of air through the nose, is a signal of excitement or pleasure. A nicker, which is a soft exhale through both the nose and the mouth, is a sign of familiarity and a greeting between members of the same herd.