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.
It's Reptile Awareness Day - just look at the grin on our plumed basilisk's face!
We love this shot by Christopher Pearson and the we think the rest of our African lion pride would agree!
Today's Fan Friday feature is everyone's favourite poser Sam! Thanks to Damon Palmer for sharing.
UPDATE: We've trampled a world record with our origami elephants!
Our final count was 33,764 , smashing the previous record of 1500. With only 30,000 elephants left in the wild, each of our origami elephants help represent this iconic species. Read more: http://www.zsl.org/zsl-whipsnade-zoo/news/update-elephant-world-record-t...
You guys have been voting for a month and now we can reveal our baby giraffe's new name. Everyone say hello to... LUNA!
Did someone mention a teddy bear's picnic? Our brown bear Wellington has been practicing her table manners.
Our Grevy's zebra foal is growing up fast!
Want to have a ghoul-ishly good time this Halloween half term? We're hosting a whole week of frightful fun from Saturday 25th October to Sunday 2nd November.
From our terrifying talks to creep crafts, make sure you don't miss out: http://www.zsl.org/zsl-whipsnade-zoo/whats-on/boo-at-the-zoo
"Hello Mr. Hover fly..."
Indigo, our baby red panda, has made a new friend!
Our elephant keepers have started their own blog, giving you behind-the-scenes access to our pachyderm pals!
In their debut blog, keeper Katie talks about how you look after a pregnant elephant (for 22 months!) and how little Sam came into the world: http://www.zsl.org/blogs/elephantastic/baby-sam-is-born