The body of the mountain zebra is white with sharply contrasting black bands, and it has a tuft of black hair at the tip of its tail. The plains zebra is yellowish-white with irregular brackish bands, and has a long flowing white tail.
The mountain and plains species are also referred to as Asinus zebra and Asinus Burchellii respectively. The plains zebra is sometimes called a dauw.
See also quagga.
Zebra is a medical term for an obscure and unlikely diagnosis from ordinary symptoms. It refers to a quote by (anyone know?): "When you hear hoof-beats, think horses, not zebras". This principle is also expressed as Occams razor.