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.
Tigers might sleep for up to 18 hours a day but catch them awake...
Photo: Michelle Aylott
Our usually-elusive lynx paused to pose for visitor Paula Michelle James in this week's Fan Friday Feature.
Keep sharing your best zoo snaps!
Find out how our keepers got on with the annual animal weigh-in yesterday as they attempted to weigh and measure almost 3000 animals, from the tiniest insects to our towering giraffes.
The annual animal weigh-in has begun!
From slippery sealions to towering giraffes, zookeepers have dusted off their scales and measuring tape to record the vital statistics of almost 3000 animals. www.zsl.org/zsl-whipsnade-zoo/news/annual-animal-weigh-in
This Bank Holiday Monday visit our Discovery Centre, a tropical experience that is home to a fascinating array of species.
Is everyone having a great start to their Bank Holiday Weekend? Our Amur Tigers are loving the sunshine today.
It's fan Friday and this week we're sharing with you Joanne Iredale's fantastic shot of our sunbathing lemur family!
Keep sending in your zoo snaps and you could be featured next week.
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!