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.
Meet the Elephant Man! This extraordinary keeper has been working with elephants for over 30 years and you can read some of his amazing tales in this sneak peak into the latest Wild About issue: http://www.zsl.org/zsl-whipsnade-zoo/news/the-elephants-man
You can also pick up our award-winning magazine here: http://shop.zsl.org/Wild-About-Magazine-ZSL/dp/B00LN6DA02
Our new Grevy zebra isn't the only adorable baby to be found at our Zoo this summer. Check out these other Whipsnade cuties:
SPECIAL DELIVERY! A new Grevy zebra was born this week and here it is joining its mum for a first run in the paddock.
Listed as 'Endangered' on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, we've successfully bred 27 Grevy foals as part of the European Endangered Species Programme.
It's FAN FRIDAY and we just can't get enough of this adorable sea lion shot taken by Rod Cadd. Turns out sea lions make excellent nap buddies.
Did you know that a pygmy hippo's skin secretes its own sunblock? Perfect for sunbathing on days like today!
We've had not one but SEVEN flamingos hatch at Flamingo Lake - that's one for every day of the week!Click here to read how they're getting on: http://www.zsl.org/zsl-whipsnade-zoo/news/seven-new-flamingo-chicks-hatc...
Rise and shine Max, time to start the week!
Did you know that mara are the fourth largest rodents in the world? 20 zoo points if you can name the top three!
It's Fan Friday! We love this photo of Botzman eating his dinner at our Big Night Out, taken by Elliot Pordes.We think Elliot really captured Botzman's love of food.