Hartmann's Mountain Zebras prefer to live in small groups of 7-12 individuals. They are agile climbers, able to live in arid conditions in steep mountainous country.
Zebras' dazzling stripes may be a signalling system for the herd and may also be useful in confusing a predator.
Some populations are protected in national parks. There is a European zoo's Endangered Species Programme for this zebra as well as co-operative management of zoo populations worlwide.