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.
Spike, King of ZSL Whipsnade Zoo’s pride of African lions
We've updated all our Daily Events for the Summer holidays.
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Coming to visit us this weekend? Make sure you've booked your Deadly Summer Show slot - tickets are going fast!
This week the Whipsnade Steam Railway celebrated its 5 MILLIONTH passenger!
Find out more about these amazing engines:
Kiss from Mummy!
Fancy meeting Steve Backshall on your trip to ZSL Whipsnade Zoo next week? Enter here http://www.zsl.org/win-the-chance-to-meet-steve-backshall
It's back for 2015 and now open!
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Watch our meerkats in action as they go into training for our Deadly Summer Shows! zsl.org/zsl-whipsnade-zoo/news/meerkat-training-school
Welcome to our meerkat training school!
Four meerkats have been put through their paces in preparation for Steve Backshall's arrival and the Deadly Summer Shows http://www.zsl.org/zsl-whipsnade-zoo/news/meerkat-training-school