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  • English name
    Grevy's Zebra
  • ClassificationPerissodactyla Equidae
  • Scientific nameEquus Grevyi

Grevy's Zebra
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Grevy's Zebra is hunted for its beautiful hide and so it has had a shocking drop in numbers. In addition, domesticated animals are becoming larger in number so food and water supply is getting lower.

Size & Weight (Adult)

Body length: 2.5-2.6m
Tail length: 70-75cm
Weight: 350-450kg

(Source: Doubutsu Sekai-isan* Red Data Animals Kodansha) (*World Animal Heritage)

Where they live

Nowadays, Grevy's Zebra can only be found in Kenya and some parts of Ethiopia.

What they eat

The Grevy's Zebra eats things like grass, roots, and tree bark mostly. It can also eat hard seeds that other animals don't eat.

What they are like

Grevy's Zebra can live in areas where there is little water. It can even go for about three days without drinking any water. Grevy's Zebra can sometimes find water flowing underground with its great sense of smell.

Find out more about the Grevy's Zebra!

Grevy's Zebra, the most beautiful of zebras is hunted for its fur.
Among their kinds who were hunted for their hides, Grevy's Zebra is the largest kind of zebra. The Grevy's Zebra's pattern is like a painting, so it is called the most beautiful of zebras. However, its beauty is its sadness, because it is hunted for its hide. Its numbers keep becoming lower and lower.

Because of larger numbers of domesticated animals, the Grevy's Zebras are running out of food ...
Today, the surviving wild Grevy's Zebras are protected in national parks. The Grevy's Zebra has other things to worry about. Domesticated animals are growing in number, and the grass that the zebra eats has been taken away. Its living space is also disappearing because people are building. Experts speculate there are only around 1,900 to 2,500 wild Grevey's Zebras left.


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