Appearance: They have broad, black strips on their neck and narrow, black stripes on their body, which serve as a disruptive camouflage. Their belly is white with no stripes. Grevy’s incisors are used to clip grass, and their numerous cheeck-teeth help grind food. They have acute smelling and hearing, as well as good peripheral vision to scan for predators.
Habitat: Grevy zebras live in semi-arid scrub and grasslands, sub-desert regions and plains throughout Ethiopia, Somalia, southern Sudan and northern Kenya.
Family Life: Adult males usually live alone in a large territory where they claim exclusive mating rights. Females have a dominance hierarchy, but engage in mutual grooming to establish relationships.
Threats: Threats include hunting and human encroachment.
Class: Mammalia (Mammals)
Number at the Zoo: 3 adults
Lifespan: 20-25 years in the wild, 25-30 years in managed care
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