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.
The scimitar-horned oryx is thought to be the largest mammal to have gone extinct in the wild in the last 20 years. With your help and support, we've been able to create a successful breeding group at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, and set in motion plans to re-establish this species in the wild.
Conservation breeding programmes are part of our wider work to secure a future for Animals Under Threat. If you'd like to help us continue amazing work like this, why not become a ZSL Wildlife Champion and give just £3 a month http://www.zsl.org/champions.
Thank you and happy #WorldAnimalDay!
I'm a model you know what I mean, and I do my little turn on the catwalk...
Look how handsome he is, no wonder Spike is this week's #FanFriday photo!
Cute alert! Keeper Andy White with one of the Zoo's penguin chicks #ThrowBackThursday
Zoo keepers at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo have been using a GoPro to record how the West African dwarf crocodiles have been feeding and the close up footage they've captured is awesome!
Please say hello to our new Red Panda twins - Bert and Ernie!
'It's Sunday, which means I'm not moving from this spot all day!'
Is it the weekend yet?
#TBT A familiar feeling for you parents out there?