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.
Did you know that wolves are expert pancake flippers? They just lack frying pans.**This fact has never been proven. Happy pancake day!
Meerkats Paul and George are making the most of the Spring sunshine! Thanks to Crystal Boston for sharing this photo.
To get you through the last few hours before the weekend, here are some of the cutest results of successful animal romances here at the zoo.There's still time to learn all about love in the animal kingdom - Romancing the Zoo is on until Sunday.https://www.zsl.org/zsl-whipsnade-zoo/whats-on/romancing-the-zoo,816,EV....
Did you know the Swedish name for wolverine is Jrv, which means bold or audacious - a perfect name for this little mammal known for its ferocity and strength.Here are Pige and Puff, our couple of the day.
Botzman traveled almost 2,000 miles from Moscow to join Anastasia at Tiger Falls. Thanks to Mark Lynham for this brilliant photo.Hit like if Botzman and Anastasia are your favourite Whipsnade couple!
This week we're taking a look at our favourite animal couples. First up, red river hogs Rapunzel and Pedro! Here's a pic from last summer as they welcomed their very first hoglets.You can visit the red river hog family this half term, and learn all about animal mating and dating as Romancing the Zoo is now in full swing.Let us know who your favourite animal couple is.https://www.zsl.org/zsl-whipsnade-zoo/whats-on/romancing-the-zoo,816,EV....
Love is in the air for our chimpanzeesn today as they tuck into heart shaped hampers to get them in the mood for Valentines Day!Visit us next week to find out all about love in the animal kingdom as Romancing the Zoo delves into the world of wildlife matchmaking. http://www.zsl.org/zsl-whipsnade-zoo/whats-on/romancing-the-zoo,816,EV.html
Can you handle the heat?We're looking for brave fire walkers to walk barefoot over red hot embers smouldering at a toasty 1200'f!There's also a brand new night-time walk to visit Whipsnades wolf pack for spectators at this year's Fire Walk.So sign up for lots of fun and impress your friends and family all whilst raising much needed funds for ZSL.http://www.zsl.org/support-us/challenge-events/zsl-whipsnade-fire-walk-s...