Who would have known that the Grevy’s Zebra was named after the 1882 president of France, Jules Grevy ?!

Grevy’s Zebras live in arid grasslands of Ethiopia and northern Kenya. They also live in semi-desert areas and dusty acacia savannas. Grevy Zebras don’t live in herds. They suffer of habitat loss. The most suitable place for Grevy’s Zebras to live in is an area that has water year-round.

There is about 2,000 Grevy’s Zebras left worldwide. In  the 1970s, there was about 15,000 Grevy’s Zebras. In 2008, there was about 2,800 Grevy’s Zebras left. There has been an 87% decline in the number since the 1970s.

Grevy’s Zebras have many threats in Africa. One of the reasons they are endangered is because many people hunt for their skin pattern. Another threat for the Grevy’s Zebra is the reduction of water sources available. They are also threatened by diseases like Rouen and Ginsburg. Lions, leopards, cheetahs, and hyenas also hunt the  Grevy’s Zebra for food which is also a reason that the population of the Grevy’s Zebra is decreasing.

    The problem with the Grevy’s Zebra is getting worse instead of better because as the years go by, the population decreases.