Grévy's Zebra

Grévy's zebra live on the arid grassy plains of East Africa. They have to eat large quantities of food to get enough nourishment. Unfortunately a lot of goats are also being reared in their habitat. They eat so much that there is (too) little food left over for the Grévy's zebra.

Disappearing Fast

In Ethiopia, over the last twenty years the number of Grévy's zebra has reduced from 1,500 to 110. People are looking for ways to protect the Grévy's zebra. A lot of wildlife parks, including the Beekse Bergen Safari Park, are making financial contributions to support this research. Wildlife parks are also trying to breed these animals as much as possible. 

Waiting for Females

Grévy's zebra form temporary herds of one stallion and a number of mares. A stallion defends his territory against other males and almost never leaves the area. Even if the female group does. He will stay and wait to for the next group of mares to mate with.

Grévy's zebra

Equus grevyi

  • Habitat: Ethiopia, Somalia, and North-Kenya
  • Food: Mainly eats grass
  • Age: Lives to 20 years old
  • Weight: Weighs up to 450 kilos
  • Young: Has 1 foal after a gestation period of 12 months.
  • Where can I see them?: On the walking safari, car safari and bus safari

Nice to know:

If zebras fight with each other they 'bray' just like a donkey. They also do this when they call to each other from far away.