Zebras are HERBIVORES! They eat a diet of shrubs, herbs, twigs, leaves, fallen fruit, roots and bark.
Dry, semi-desert grasslands in Ethiopia and Kenya
No two zebra are identical - each has a different pattern of stripes unique to any other, just like fingerprints.
Grévy's zebras are BLACK with WHITE stripes
Grévy’s zebra are the largest of the three species of zebra
This species of zebra have distinctive long, narrow heads which differ from plains and mountain zebras. They also have very different social structures to the other two species; stallions establish territories of up to 10km2 which mares will enter to breed.
Zebras are part of the horse family, but are no doubt the most striking species in this family! Each individual has a unique stripe pattern, just like a human fingerprint. Scientists have struggled to find out why zebras have stripes, but there are a few theories. Some believe it is to prevent fly bites, or to help cool them down. The most common theory is that the stripes break up their body shapes in a crowd, making it more difficult for predators to single out individuals.
Grévy’s zebra are one of Africa’s MOST ENDANGERED animals
There are less than 2,000 individuals left in the wild. They’re threatened by habitat loss and are hunted for the striking skins.
Our zebras are part of the European Endangered Species Breeding Programme. These programmes are crucial to ensure the survival of the species.
We’re working right now in Kenya to conduct essential surveys of the Grévy’s zebra population which will be vital to saving the species from extinction.