GREVY’S ZEBRA

Also known as the Imperial Zebra, the Grévy’s Zebra is the most threatened species of Zebra in the world. There are now fewer than 3,000 Grévy’s Zebra remaining in the wild.


GREVY’S ZEBRA

Equus grevyi

Grévy’s zebra are the largest of the wild horse species weighing up to 450kg. They differ in appearance from the other two species of zebra, due to their mule like characteristics, in particular their long and narrow heads and large ears.

Grévy’s zebra are endangered with less than 3,000 left in Ethiopia and Kenya. There was once over 15,000 Grévy’s zebra found in East Africa but their numbers have plummeted due to poaching, habitat loss and disease.

Grévy’s zebra are very vocal animals, producing numerous sounds and vocalisations. When they are alarmed they produce deep hoarse grunts. When alarmed, they will produce whistling and squealing noises.

  • Grévy’s zebra
  • Grévy’s zebra

FACT FILE

Endangered

Grévy’s zebra are listed as endangered on the IUCN red list.

Grévy’s zebra are found throughout Kenya and Ethiopia. Their habitat includes:

  • Scrubland
  • Plains

Grévy’s zebra are herbivores and feed mainly on grasses, legumes, and browse.

Grévy’s zebra have a number of threats that include:

  • Habitat Loss
  • Hunting
  • Livestock competition

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