The Grévy’s zebra are recognisable by their the big round ears, white bellies and narrower stripes than the better known Plains’ zebra. They’re the biggest of all the zebra family. And they’re also feisty! Not surprising as they are closely related to the wild ass.
They once had an absolutely humongous range (according to fossils) which stretched from China all the way to Africa. This isn’t the case anymore: they’re currently only found in Kenya and Ethiopia, and their habitat is shrinking.
Things really aren’t easy for the Grévy’s zebra. They are pitted against livestock for food and water – and it’s a battle they’re losing. They must travel really far to eat and drink, which is a huge problem, especially for young zebra, who struggle with these long journeys and often don’t survive.
It’s also a challenge for the project YWPF supports in the Sera Wildlife Conservancy working with conservation organisations Fauna and Flora International
, to look after them as they often live outside protected areas.
The odds are stacked against them and they need our help!