The Grevy’s zebra has much narrower stripes that the other two zebras species, and it can live on grasses which are too tough for cattle to eat or digest. Originally from Northern Kenya and Ethiopia, you will discover a whole herd of Grevy's zebra at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo.
Grevy’s zebras are successfully bred at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo as part of a European Endangered Species Programme, with 26 foals born over the years.
The Grevy's zebra is classified as 'Endangered' on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. In the past - particularly in the 1970s and 80s - the Grevy's zebra suffered declining numbers due to commercial hunting for their skins and have continued to be affected by habitat loss.
Exciting weekend planned? Probably not quite as exciting as staying overnight next to some of the world's most incredible animals.
Lookout Lodge 2015 dates are now on sale. The perfect Christmas gift for animal-lovers! www.zsl.org/lookoutlodge
Karishma the elephant has had her trunk full this year with her son Max!
If you have an elephant loving friend, why not celebrate this super-mum by adopting her this Christmas? http://www.zsl.org/zsl-whipsnade-zoo/animal-adoptions
Santa Claus has landed at the Zoo! Meet the man himself & his amazing reindeer friends.
Tickets available at the gate: http://www.zsl.org/whipsnade/meetsanta
Sometimes we can't always be there when the magic happens, which is why we love you guys sending in your zoo moments.
For this week's #FanFriday we're showing you this amazing video of Tashi carrying around her baby red panda - Indigo.
Watch the heart-warming story of an adorable newborn Thomson’s gazelle, Larry, who had to be taken home and nursed back to health by keepers at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo after he was abandoned by his mother.
Meet our cutest new resident - Larry the Thomson's gazelle!
Abandoned by his mother, Larry has been raised by Whipsnade keepers. He's only one of four Thomson's gazelles in the UK and nearly didn't make it, but like Lazarus (his namesake) he pulled through thanks to round the clock care. Our keepers even took little Larry home with them!
Read more about Larry's upbringing here: http://www.zsl.org/zsl-whipsnade-zoo/news/a-second-chance-for-larry
This cheeky sitatunga couldn't resist showing off her playful side for the camera.
It's #FanFriday with one happy little pachyderm - baby Sam!
Photo Credit: Natasha Jefferies
Great news! We’re building a brand new Visitor Centre to welcome you to ZSL Whipsnade Zoo in 2015 http://www.zsl.org/zsl-whipsnade-zoo/visitorcentre
As we build this exciting new feature, you may have spot some construction. Please bare with us at this time.
We don't want to embarrass Indigo the red panda with baby photos but... how can we resist sharing this adorable snap from the summer?
(Photo credit: Ellen Bonser)