Scientific name. Equus grevyi. Weight. to kilograms ( pounds). Size. to centimeters in length ( inches). Life span. 12 to 13 years. Learn more about the Grevy’s zebra – with amazing Grevy’s zebra videos, photos and facts on Arkive. IUCN ENDANGERED (EN). Facts about this animal. The Grevy’s zebra is the largest of the three zebra species, with a body weight of up to kg. The black.

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University of Chicago Press. Its population has declined from 15, to 3, since the s. These territories are patrolled and marked with dung and are the largest of any living herbivoreat up to ten square kilometres 2. Retrieved 21 June AWF works with communities who live in close quarters with wildlife and equips scouts with essential tools, such as GPS monitoring devices and vehicles.

X Close Link to this photo Embed this Arkive thumbnail link “portlet” by copying and pasting the code below. The sleek coat is patterned with black and white vertical stripes that are much narrower than those of the plains zebra Equus burchelli and persist until above the hind legs where a chevron pattern occurs 6.

Grevy’s Zebra

It eqius that a stationary zebra can be inconspicuous at night or esuus shade. Accessed December 01, at http: Classification Kingdom Animalia animals Animalia: The females will wander from territory to territory preferring the ones with the highest-quality food and water sources.

Traditionally, this species was classified in the subgenus Dolichohippus with plains zebra and mountain zebra in Hippotigris. Endangered Species”, ; Churcher, Negative Equus grevyi may sometimes compete with domesticated cattle for resources on grazing lands.


These qualities make it appear more mule-like than other zebras. Animal ConservationVol. Oustalet[4].

Employ technology for grevyyi. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference 3rd ed. Behavioral EcologyVol. Fire and grazing are important in the long-term maintenance equuus grasslands. That the Gevy’s zebra forms loose territorial groups in comparison to the tight harem groups of the other zebras? Slender skimmer Orthetrum sabina.

X Close Image credit. They usually prefer arid grasslands or acacia savannas. The most suitable areas have a permanent water source.

See also Tropical savanna and grassland biome. They have to compete for resources with other grazers, as well as cattle and livestock. Ecotourism implies that there are existing programs that profit from the appreciation of natural areas or animals. To help conserve this species by working in the field with Earthwatch, click here.

Adult males mostly live in territories during the wet seasons but some may stay in them year round if there’s enough water left.

The stripes also help to break up the outline of the animal to predators and may help to camouflage them in tall grass. African wild ass E. Grevy’s zebras are different from most other members of the genus Equus in that they do not have concrete social structure. However, as ofthe population is stable. In the wild, the median age is closer to 12 or 13, although an 18 year old animal has been reported.

Behavioral Ecology of Tropical AnimalsVol. A grassland with scattered trees or scattered clumps of trees, a type of community intermediate between grassland and forest.


Lewa Wildlife Conservancy October, http: It is possible that male harassment also influences female distribution and associations with males. Herbivore An animal that consumes only vegetable matter. Mares are usually polyandrous and mate with one male before switching territories and mating with another, although sometimes mares become monandrous.

Zebras are often hard to spot from large distances at night. Iteroparous animals must, by definition, survive equuss multiple seasons or periodic condition changes.

James Warwick james jameswarwick. It has not been sighted in Somalia since and is therefore presumed extinct in this country 4. In the absence of females, males will associate in bachelor herds with a loose dominance structure. Grevy’s zebras live in northern Kenya and a few small areas of southern Ethiopia.

Gr√©vy’s zebra – Wikipedia

Habitat loss presents a major threat to the long-term survival of the species as grasslands and water sources have significantly declined due to unplanned grazing by livestock. The coat has black and white narrow stripes, shaped like chevrons, that wrap around each other in a concentric pattern and are bisected by a black dorsal stripe. Female foals become independent from their mothers sooner than male foals, even though both genders are weaned at around the same time.

As with all zebra species, the Grevy’s zebra’s pelage has a black and white striping pattern.

Johns Hopkins University Press.

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