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Only 2500 Grevy's Zebras remain in the Wild

Quick Facts

Conservation
status :
Endangered (Grevy’s)
Number of
zebra species :
3
Grant’s zebra
body length :
7-8 feet
Grevy’s zebra
population :
2,500

Our Zebras

Alabama Safari Park is the only Zoofari Park that has both Grant’s zebras and Grevy’s zebras. Grant’s zebras are the most common and recognizable of the three zebra species. Grevy’s zebras, the largest of the species, weigh up to 990 pounds and have long limbs. In 2020, we welcomed baby Grevy’s zebra Yala, daughter of Yogi.

In the Wild

Zebras can be found primarily in eastern and southeastern Africa. Grant’s zebras live in groups known as families or harems, which are headed up by a single male, or stallion. Grevy’s zebra stallions are territorial, and mares, or females, enter the territory to mate and give birth. Zebras’ stripes are unique, like a human’s fingerprints, but collectively, their striped coats are believed to act as camouflage. Plains zebras, such as Grant’s zebra, reside in eastern and southern Africa’s treeless grasslands and woodlands. Ethiopia and northern Kenya’s arid grasslands are home to the Grevy's zebra.

Conservation

Over the past three generations, Grevy’s zebras in the wild have seen their population dwindle by 54 percent. Of an estimated population of 5,800 in the 1980s, fewer than 2,500 remain today. The greatest threats facing the species are habitat fragmentation and loss, as more land is converted to agricultural use. Alabama Safari Park is highly active in conservation efforts to save the Grevy's zebra and we host a fundraiser every year.

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Learn What Zebras Eat

Grant’s zebras eat red oat grass, roots, stems and bark. They spend the majority of their day grazing. Grevy’s zebras have a similar diet, but they also eat fruit. Grevy’s zebras require less water than other zebra species.

Your Visit

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