Grevy’s zebras are large, grazing ungulates that feed on grasses and serve as prey for a number of large predators. They fill a niche left open between wild asses and plains zebras.
Grevy’s zebras were slaughtered to be made into handbags, wallets, slippers, rugs, and coats. Grevy’s zebra skins have a high price in the black market.
Grevy’s zebra is classified as Endangered (EN) on the IUCN Red List (1) and listed on Appendix I of CITES.
Grevy’s Zebra are hunted for their striking unique hides, meat, and bone marrow. Some ethnic groups use their fat for medicinal purposes, such as treating tuberculosis.
Zebra skins are now being replaced with faux fur that resembles the hide.
Illegal Wildlife Trade, Habitat Loss