Grevy's zebra is the largest of all the zebras and it is an endangered species.


Grevy's Zebra and Humans

Several years ago there was a great increase in poaching, particularly in northern Kenya, and there was a great demand for the narrow-striped skin of the Grevy's zebra for the manufacture of handbags, purses, slippers, rugs, wall-drapes - and even clothing. This resulted in the sharp and sudden decline of the species. Since Kenya banned all hunting, and the export of zebra skin products, the poaching has largely stopped, but numbers have not yet recovered sufficiently for the Grevy's zebra to be removed from the official list of endangered species.

These rare zebras are dependent on humans, for now and although feeding the wildlife is generally discouraged - it may be the only way to help the endangered Grevy’s zebra survive drought.

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