Zebras reproduce sexually: The male zebra, which is called a stallion, mounts a female zebra, which is called a mare, and deposits sperm in the mare's vagina via the stallion's penis. If the mating is successful, the mare births a single foal 12 to 13 months later.Know More
Zebra herds typically consist of a stallion and several mares, comprising a group known as a harem. Stallions compete with one another to lay claim to a harem. Once a stallion emerges victorious, his claim is challenged only when other stallions perceive weakness due to disease or injury.
Stallions reach sexual maturity at 4 years old, while mares reach sexual maturity between 2 and 4 years old. Like other equine species, a zebra mare in estrus — that is, in heat — often signals her willingness to breed with a stallion by "winking" the labia, or turning them outward.
The long gestation period observed in zebras allows a foal to develop sufficiently that, within minutes of being born, it is able to stand. In spite of this developmental advantage, infant mortality among zebra foals is approximately 50 percent. If the foal reaches maturity, the average expected lifespan in the wild is between 20 and 25 years.Learn more about Animal Reproduction
Roundworms reproduce sexually. The female roundworm has an ovary, and she holds eggs in her oviduct until she passes them into her uterus, where they are fertilized by the male. The male produces sperm cells in his testis and stores them in his vas deferens until it is time to reproduce; then he passes them through a spicule to fertilize the female's eggs.Full Answer >
Depending on the species, insects may reproduce either sexually or asexually. Sexual reproduction requires one egg from a female and a sperm from a male. The sperm fertilizes the egg, which resides in the female through its term to hatch insects when the growth and development stage is complete.Full Answer >
Monkeys reproduce by engaging in a sexual act between a mature male and female. Most species are able to reproduce once they reach the age of 4 years old. It is quite common for male monkeys to fight in order to become the alpha or leader of the group, since that accords them the right to mate with the females in the group.Full Answer >
Angiosperms have the organs of both male and female reproductive systems. The flower must go through a pollination process to reproduce.Full Answer >