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)

Order: Perrisodactyla

Family: Equidae

Genus: Equus

Species: Grevyi

Status: Endangered

Number at the Zoo: 3 adults

Lifespan: 20-25 years in the wild, 25-30 years in managed care

Diet: Grazer


totally unique

Each zebra has a unique stripe pattern, just like a person's fingerprint.


At night, zebras are thought to have as good of eye sight as owls!

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