The zebra is losing it’s habitat to ranching and farming and has to compete with livestock for water. Zebras are also hunted for their skins. Climate change is causing droughts that is drying up the zebras food source and forcing them to congregate with other animals at the remaining water sources, which has raised the amount of disease transmission. So how has all of this affected the zebra? The zebra is officially an endangered species. Overall, the number of plains zebras is about 750,000, with only 2,500 Grevy’s zebras, about 650 cape mountain zebras, and about 1,050 Hartmann’s mountain zebras left in the wild. Man’s influence has a lot to do with the endangerment of the zebra. The animals are losing their grazing land to humans. These animals eat for about 60% of their day, for their food sources to be depleted is detrimental to them. Also hunting zebras for their skins is another way that man has contributed to endangering this beautiful animal.