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.
Want to know how you can help this iconic species? Click here for some inspiration: http://www.zsl.org/news/international-tiger-day-2014
Did you know that giraffes just love posing for photos? Have you been lucky enough to snap them?
Don't miss today's launch of our new elephant event - Soak & Stroll!
Starting at 2:30pm you'll be able to watch our elephants enjoying their daily baths while listening to talks from the keepers before the elephants head off for a lovely walk around the zoo. Learn more: http://www.zsl.org/zsl-whipsnade-zoo/whats-on/soak-stroll
FAN FRIDAY! Sarah Gidden photographed two male deer showing off for the nearby females. Don't worry though, these two males are just play fighting.
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!