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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Whistling and squealing are made when alarmed, during fights, or when scared or in pain. Connect with us Help us improve the site by taking our survey. The foals are weaned after 8 to 12 months and reach sexual maturity at approximately 2 years of age. Status Survey and Equus Action Plan’.

Grevy’s Zebra

African wild trevyi E. Birth normally takes place lying down, with the young’s hoofs appearing first, and full emergence in 7 to 8 minutes.

The Behavior Guide to African Mammals. Geographic Range Grevy’s zebras live in northern Kenya and a few small areas of southern Ethiopia. The stripes of Grevy’s zebras may act as camouflauge, especially at night. Females disperse sooner than males, females disperse at 13 to 18 months and males often stay with their mother for up to 3 years.

American Society of Mammalogists Terms of Use – The displayed portlet may be used as a link from your website to Arkive’s online content for private, scientific, conservation or educational purposes only. Grevy’s zebras can mate year round, but the majority of breeding occurs from July to August and September to October.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Join Now Spread the word. The horizontal stripes on the legs remain distinct all the way down to the hooves, and the tall, upright mane is also striped in a pattern that continues on from the neck. The stripes also help to break up the outline of the animal to predators and may help to camouflage them in tall grass.


Foals are able to stand after a mere six minutes and can run after 45 minutes 6. It is believed that the equine ancestor of horses, asses and zebras was striped, but these have subsequently been lost during the evolution of the other two groups 5.

Grevy’s Zebra – Equus grevyi : WAZA : World Association of Zoos and Aquariums

Males mark their territories with piles of dung, called “middens,” and emit loud vocalizations that let other zebras know they’re present. Churcher, Range lifespan Status: In captivity, Equus grevyi usually lives between 22 and 30 years. Equus including Zebras Subgenus Equus: Glossary Ethiopian living in sub-Saharan Greyi south of 30 degrees north and Madagascar.

Fossils of zebra-like equids have been found equue Africa qeuus Asia in the Pliocene and Pleistocene deposits. Today the species is restricted to northern Kenya and parts of Ethiopia, with less than 3′ animals surviving in the wild.

Sign up to our newsletter Get the latest wild news direct to your inbox. They are loosely social animals; herd composition can vary on a daily basis as new members enter a dominant male’s territory and old members leave. The mother licks it clean and ingests the membranes and some amniotic fluid, which may be important in initiating lactation or the maternal bond. Accessed November 10, at http: Endangered Species”, ; Churcher, A territorial male has the right to breeding females in that territory.

They are primarily hunted for their striking skins, but will occasionally be killed for food and, in some regions, medicinal uses continue. Within a single population around ten percent of the mature stallions will occupy territories from which they have sole access to receptive females, although other males are still tolerated within the area, provided females are not in oestrus 2.


Lactating females have different resource requirements than non-lactating females.

Gr√©vy’s zebra

Rhinoceros Indian rhinoceros R. Endangered Species”, ; “Grevy’s Zebra”, ; Churcher, Communication Channels visual tactile acoustic Other Communication Modes scent marks Perception Channels visual tactile acoustic chemical Food Habits Grevy’s zebras vrevyi herbivores and grazers with occasional browsing tendencies.

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 grdvyi. To cite this page: Endangered Species”, ; “Grevy’s Zebra”, ; Cordingley, et al. Iteroparous animals must, by definition, survive over multiple seasons or periodic condition changes. African hrevyi ass Equus africanus. Peaks usually occur in May and June, the period of long rains, and in November and December, the period of short rains.

Zebras are often hard to spot from large distances at night. International Union for Conservation of Nature. In recent years, Grevy’s grevyk have become increasingly concentrated in the south of their range due to habitat loss in the north.

They usually prefer arid grasslands or acacia savannas. Equus grevyi Oustalet[4]. A male will bray in defense of its territory, when driving females, or keeping other males at bay.