Grévy’s Zebra occurs only in Eastern Africa where it is still found in Ethiopia, Kenya and perhaps also in south of Sudan. Species is already disappeared from Somalia where the last wild individuals were seen in 1973. After steep declines starting from 1970ies, the remaining population is considered to be stable over the last 10 years. The major threats are habitat degradation and loss due to overgrazing by livestock, competition with livestock over water resources. Historically the main threat was poaching.
■ Listed as Endangered in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
■ Captive population data are recorded in International Studbook for Grévy’s Zebra, it is kept by Marwell Zoo.
■ The species is managed under the EEP (EAZA Ex-situ Programme), it is coordinated by Marwell Zoo.
■ Listed in Appendix I of Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES, or Washington Convention).
■ Listed in Appendices I and II of Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS, or Bonn Convention) as a threatened migratory species (Appendix I) that conservation is requiring international cooperation (Appendix II).
■ Phylum Chordata – chordates
■ Class Mammalia – mammals
■ Order Perissodactyla – odd-toed ungulates
■ Family Equidae – horses and allies
■ Species Equus grevyi – Grévy’s Zebra