It’s reasonable why people might question if you can domesticate zebras. Their relative, the horse, has been domesticated for centuries. However, while there have been attempts, zebras have never been domesticated. In rare cases individual zebras have been “tamed”. The species in general is too aggressive and runs away at the sign of danger. In order to domesticate a species it takes generations. The animal must be willing to recognize humans as the master or leader. Zebras only recognize other zebras as their leader. In Africa they tried to domesticate Zebra’s because they are not affected by the tsetse fly bites. However no one has ever succeeded in fully domesticating the animal. They don’t have the right temperament. One of the major hindrances is that they run away at any sign of danger.