The Grevy’s Zebra

Found almost exclusively in northern Kenya, the Grevy’s zebra remains endangered. This unique species of zebra is known for its striking, tall appearance, thin stripes and elegant gait. In the late 1970s, over 15,000 Grevy’s zebra roamed in the wild. Hunting and poaching drastically reduced the population over the years, and the 2016 Great Grevy’s census results indicated that Kenya is now home to 2,350 Grevy’s zebras, 90% of the world’s population.

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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