The Grévy’s zebra, Equus grevyi, is a herbivorous mammal from the Equidae family and lives in the African savanna. The Grévys zebra is the largest of the equids, with the Berchell’s zebra and the mountain zebra coming next.
Endangered (EN) – down to fewer than 2,000 individuals
Unlike other species of zebra, Grévys zebras do not form large herds and do not migrate. The solitary stallions occupy large territories which they mark out with their dung and they mate with mares in passing, not maintaining any special relationship with them.
Compared to the other zebras, the Grévy’s zebra is very tall, has large ears and its stripes are narrower.
The Grévy’s zebra takes its name from the French president Jules Grévy, who was given an individual from this species by the Ethiopian emperor in 1882.