Animals & Attractions

There are three Grevy’s zebra here at Edinburgh Zoo - Emily, Grace and Daniella.

Emily was born in 1996 and arrived in Edinburgh in 2005, Daniella was born in 2002 and came to us in 2008 and Grace was born in 2018 and came to us in 2021. Emily and Daniella have bred successfully and their offspring have gone on to other collections to play their part in the European Endangered Species Programme (EEP).

You can help feed and care for Grace, Emily and Daniella and other threatened animals around the world by donating today - if you can, please support our Survival Fund.

Fun facts!

  • Grevy’s zebra are the largest of the zebra family and, as a result, are preferred by both predators and human hunters alike
  • Their stripes are much narrower than those of the plains zebra
  • There are many theories as to the function of their stripes, from camouflage to confusing predators. Recent research suggests that they may play a social function such as stimulating grooming
  • Incredibly foals are able to stand just six minutes after birth and can run after 45 minutes

How we're helping

Grevy’s zebra face numerous threats in the wild including disease, competition for grazing and water from local cattle, donkeys and plains zebra, and high predation rates by lions and humans. They were once poached heavily for their skins, but thanks to effective protection measures in Kenya this has declined.

The species is found in northern Kenya. Recent conservation efforts in the field are helping Grevy’s zebra to survive in the wild. The Lewa Wildlife Conservancy is a particular stronghold and is home to over 450 individuals.

There is also a small population of about 100 Grevy’s zebra in Ethiopia which is sadly expected to disappear soon.

Our zebra are part of the European Endangered Species Programme (EEP).

As a wildlife conservation charity, we care for both the animals here at the zoo and work to protect endangered species around the world.

From providing genetics expertise and veterinary health, to protecting wild places with local conservation partners, and even restoring threatened species to the wild, we are active where we are needed most.

Find out more about some of our conservation projects. 

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