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The Grevy’s Zebra

Found predominantly in northern Kenya, the Grevy’s zebra is classified as Endangered A1a, 2c by the International Union for Conservation of Nature/ Species Survival Commission Equid Specialist Group. This distinctive zebra species is renowned for its strikingly tall stature, thin stripes, and distinctive Mickey Mouse-like ears.

In the late 1970s, the wild population of Grevy’s zebras exceeded 15,000. However, due to hunting and poaching, the population has dramatically declined over the years. Recent estimates reveal that only 3,042 individuals remain today, indicating a substantial reduction of at least 80% in global numbers.

Lewa has made considerable progress toward protecting the Grevy’s zebra and increasing their population. 

Our goals are to:

  • Provide  a safe and secure habitat with abundant resources required for it to thrive.
  • Establish a predator-proof breeding area for Grevy’s zebra.
  • With our partners – Marwell Wildlife, The Grevy’s Zebra Trust (GZT) and Al Ain Zoo – carry out a monitoring programme for this endangered species, focusing on reducing mortality rates, increasing the chances of juvenile zebra survival, and improving the zebra’s range and environment.
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