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Grevy's Zebra at The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens. Click to see more.

Grevy’s Zebra

Equus grevyi

Family

Equidae, the horse family

Conservation Status

Endangered, IUCN.

Distribution

East Africa; Northern Kenya, Somalia and eastern Ethiopia.

Habitat

Dry savanna country.

Factoid

It is widely believed that this zebra was the famed “Hippotigris” (horse-tiger) of the Roman circus. The first specimens known to the scientific world were named for President Grevy of France, so although the species may have been new to science, it was known to earlier Europeans.

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