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.
Today is the grand opening of our Butterfly House!
Featuring special talks, live demonstrations, and a very special guest... Tree Fu Tom! You can join in with all the fun this half-term: http://www.zsl.org/zsl-whipsnade-zoo/exhibits/butterfly-house
We're thrilled to say we've won the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for a fifth year in a row! Thanks to everyone for your wonderful reviews. We've now been admitted to the TripAdvisor Hall of Fame!
Our butterflies are nearly ready, are you?
Join us this Saturday for the Grand Opening of our new Butterfly House. Featuring live talks and a very special guest... Tree Fu Tom!
Marge has given birth to a litter of little pinky porkies!
Belly rub time?
Very cute #FanFriday photo from Andrew Shepherd. Definitely caught this wolverine's softer side.
We're super excited to announce that our new Butterfly House is opening on 23rd May!
Set to be one of the largest butterfly biomes of any UK Zoo, the Butterfly House will be an exquisite tropical experience, as well as a wonderful place for families to learn more about nature. Learn more: http://www.zsl.org/coming-soon/butterfly-house
Oh to be a baby lemur... all those endless piggy-back rides!
Scott really enjoys his morning baths... he just loves rolling in the mud more.
Excellent #Fanfriday by Michelle Aylott
One of our squirrel monkeys enjoying his daily enrichment, he just needs to reach that last meal worm!
The closer you get, the better the view.