General

Wildebeest and zebras can migrate in harmony as they both prefer different parts of the grass when grazing. Wildebeests are short grass grazers while zebras have long front teeth which facilitates them in feeding upon longer grass. So when the herd enters a new area, zebras basically mow the whole area which helps wildebeest to feed upon soft parts of the grass... Another reason is that zebras have better eyesight (and hearing) and the wildebeests can "smell" the water so it's mutually beneficial!

There are three species of zebras: the plains zebra, the mountain zebra and the Grévy's zebra. The latter resembles a mule, while the former two are more horse-like. 


Grévy's zebra

Did you know the Grevy’s Zebra (Equus grevyi) were the first of the zebra species to evolve after asses? They are now listed as Endangered with only about 3.000 left in the wild. Most live in Northern Kenya where a census is held every other year, known as the The Great Grevy's Rally. This is a great citizen science project in which we have participated in 2018 & 2020. And are planning to participate again in 2022.

Grevy’s Zebra are taller than the Common plains Zebra but there are more ways to distinguish between them, Grevy’s have:

- narrower stripes
- a white belly (belly and the base of the tail: NO black stripes)
- a black dorsal stripe
- a brown muzzle
- very large round ears

Follow Grevy's Zebra Trust and stay up to date about conservation efforts to save the endangered Grevy’s zebra.


Click on photo to view all pictures of the Grevy Zebra or choose another Zebra below.


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