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.
Our brand new Vistor Centre has opened just in time for the Easter holidays. Here is a sneaky peak at what will be greeting you on your next visit.
"Yum, don't mind if I do!"
Great #FanFriday shot by Lou Mitchell.
How many lynxes can you spot?
Two lucky, local families won a day out exploring the Zoo with CBBC’s Deadly 60 presenter Steve Backshall!
Check out their deadly day out: http://www.zsl.org/zsl-whipsnade-zoo/news/a-deadly-day-out
Photo by Greg Dykes, who's two year old found this moment hilarious.
Baby Sam is slowly getting the hang of his trunk!
Lovely photos from visitor Romana Misha.
Anyone else a snack fanatic?
Photo credit: Si Lloyd
Thank you so much for supporting us!
Happy Mother's Day!
(Psssst... you can still buy last minute gifts on our website: http://www.zsl.org/shop)
With Mother's Day arriving this Sunday, Keeper Katie shows us why mothering elephants is hard work - especially during bath time! www.zsl.org/blogs/elephantastic/bath-time
Don't forget that you can also treat your Mum with a visit to ZSL Whipsnade Zoo (or even an amazing animal experience!): http://www.zsl.org/shop