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.
Elephants seem to get a lot of love on Facebook but how about a baby deer? This newborn is only a couple of hours old!
It's World Photography Day!
We have some amazing photographers who visit our zoo and often it's hard to pick our favourite snaps. Here's just one of the many beautiful photos that get sent to us - great work Natasha!
Did you watch ITV's The Zoo? Find out how our adorable baby elephant is getting on at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo.
This week's Fan Friday Feature is of Spike, leader of the pride and much-loved zoo character.
Thanks to Linda J Stanley for sharing.
Elvis the chimp is turning 12 today - HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
Here's an adorable vintage snap of Elvis when he was just a baby. Make sure you like & comment to send him your birthday wishes.
Happy World Elephant Day!
To celebrate everyone's favourite pachyderms, here's some of our favourite photos of our elephants. Featuring some very cute baby pictures:
"Is that birthday cake for me?"
Yes it is Savannah - everyone join us in wishing this lovely lady a very happy 13th birthday!
"Attention Facebook! A new series of 'The Zoo' will be starting tonight at 8pm on ITV! This is of great human and sea lion importance!"
Thanks Bailey for the announcement. And thank you
Richard Urvoy for capturing her grand speech!
Happy World Cat Day! Our cheetahs can't wait to celebrate with some meaty treats later on.
Ever wonder what it's like to be a zoo keeper?
This Sunday, ITV's hit show 'The Zoo' returns to give you an insight into the daily ins and outs of ZSL's two fantastic Zoos! Make sure you tune in at 8pm Sunday on ITV1 http://www.zsl.org/about-us/itvs-the-zoo