Grévy's zebra

Grévy’s zebra (Equus grevyi) is the largest and most endangered of the three species of zebra. Here’s a description of its distribution by country:

  1. Kenya: Grévy’s zebras are primarily found in Kenya, particularly in the arid and semi-arid regions of the northern part of the country. They inhabit areas such as the Samburu National Reserve, Laikipia Plateau, and Marsabit National Park.
  2. Ethiopia: Grévy’s zebras are also native to Ethiopia, where they are found in the northeastern parts of the country, including regions such as the Afar Triangle and the Omo Valley.
  3. Somalia: Grévy’s zebras inhabit certain parts of Somalia, particularly in the central and northern regions of the country. However, their population in Somalia has declined significantly due to habitat loss and hunting.

Grévy’s zebras are well-adapted to semi-arid and arid habitats, where they feed primarily on grasses and other vegetation. They are characterized by their distinctive large ears and thin, vertical stripes, which are narrower and more closely spaced than those of other zebra species. Despite their striking appearance, Grévy’s zebras are considered endangered due to habitat loss, competition with livestock for resources, and poaching for their skins. Conservation efforts are underway in Kenya, Ethiopia, and Somalia to protect remaining populations and their habitats, including the establishment of protected areas and community-based conservation initiatives.

Grévy's zebra in Zoos

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