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.
Watch as our Asian small-clawed otters tuck into a hamper full of their favourite foods to welcome three new females to ZSL Whipsnade Zoo. Our group were treated to a range of freshwater and saltwater fish, as well as prawns, mussels, mice and even broccoli!
Our boisterous bunch of #otters received a special welcome hamper full of their favourite fishy treats today to celebrate the arrival of three female Asian small-clawed otters called Blaze, Noodle and Drumstick!
#TBT to 1971 and these adorable northern lynx cubs at the Zoo!
Get yourself down to ZSL Whipsnade Zoo this February half-term where families can discover chilling facts and bust some monster myths in our series of fascinating new talks.
Visitors can learn all about the Bactrian camels, and how their bodies have adapted to carry a “lunchbox” in their humps to face life in the Gobi desert. Find out how penguins live in very cold waters and how the behaviour of the Zoo’s pride of lions is influenced by the extreme heat of the African sun...
Our beautiful Butterfly House is one of the largest in the UK and home to more than 30 colourful species from around the world!
Happy Friday! Who's excited about the weekend?
#TBT to this beautiful picture of a flock of flamingos in April 1936
Oh Spike, you're just so handsome!