Status in the Wild:
Grevy’s Zebras have black stripes that cover their whole body, except for their belly, which is white. Stripes confuse predators by making it difficult to single out an individual when they’re gathered in a group.
Each zebra has a unique stripe pattern, like a person’s fingerprint.
The species has undergone one of the most significant reductions of range of any African mammal. Competition with domestic grazing animals, habitat destruction, and human disturbance at critical water holes have added to their decline.
Near the end of the 1970s, the Grevy’s Zebra population throughout Africa was about 15,000. Now, just 30 years later, about 2,500 Grevy’s Zebra survive in the wild. That’s an 80% decline in population.