Endangered Grevy's Zebra Finds a Sweet Home, Alabama
This summer the 350-acre Alabama Safari Park acquired a herd of rare and endangered Grevy's Zebra. Visitors may be accustomed to seeing the Plains Zebra from previous visits, and will be able to come nose to nose with the new species of Grevy's zebra during their next drive through the Safari Park.
Although zebras are black and white, the issues surrounding them are not. In the last 40 years over 85% of wild Grevy's Zebra have been lost. Populations struggle due to habitat loss caused by grazing livestock and drought. The Park works with the Grevy's Zebra Trust in Kenya to protect important habitat, as well as the Source Population Alliance to establish a healthy captive population here in the US. In 2018, the Safari Park collaborated with the Zoological Association of America and awarded a conservation grant to the Grevy's Zebra Trust's Rangeland Management programs in Kenya. Maintaining healthy grassland is crucial to the survival of the largest zebra species in the world. Although a zebra can't change his stripes, the Safari Park can help change their future.