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 one of our most reclusive residents - the sloth bear!
This isn't a trick, you're in for a treat - Boo at the Zoo!
This Halloween we'll be hosting a tone of spooky fun, including talks, feeds, and games. Book now to join the spine tingling celebrations from Saturday 25th October to Sunday 2nd November: http://www.zsl.org/zsl-whipsnade-zoo/whats-on/boo-at-the-zoo
FAN FRIDAY! Looks like our new baby elephant is slowly getting the hang of this getting up business.
An adorable picture from Natasha Jefferies. Keep sending in your photographs!
There are many reasons to visit ZSL Whipsnade Zoo - here are just a few!
Happy World Rhino Day!
You guys have been sending in some adorable elephant pictures for our Elephant Appreciation Weekend. Here are some of our favourites!
There's still another day of Elephantastic to enjoy, so make sure you keep snapping those precious pachyderms.
Woo! It's Elephantastic - our Elephant Appreciation Weekend!
And guess who's arrived just in time? Our new baby elephant. You can see him out with the herd all the weekend.
Make sure you take your camera to capture precious moments like this one of Max with his new baby brother. Taken by Jenny Soppet Smith http://www.zsl.org/zsl-whipsnade-zoo/whats-on/elephantastic-elephant-app...
Have you heard the good news? There's a new baby elephant, who's only 2 days old!
We interviewed elephant keeper Stefan to learn all about the new arrival. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9zeqypSaVpc
Meet our new 'wild child' - he's our 2-day-old baby elephant!
Born at 7.10am on Tuesday, this little calf is already a big hit with the rest of the herd. Donna has already stepped into her baby sitting role!
We've gone baby crazy at the zoo - it's an autumn baby boom!
Visitor Gary Kirkwood snapped this lovely shot of our baby bison having a little afternoon nap.