The grevy's zebra is endangered

Only 2,500 remain

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Grevy's zebra

Largest of the equids, grevy's zebra are distinct with black and white chevron pattern.

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.

ZEBRAS ARE SLAUGHTERED FOR FASHION

Grevy’s zebra is classified as Endangered (EN) on the IUCN Red List (1) and listed on Appendix I of CITES.

87% Decline Since 1970

$2,000 Price For a Skin

In the 1970’s, there was a high demand for grevy’s zebra skin in the fashion industry.

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.

Gone down by 50% in the past 20 years.
50%

Why are they killed ?

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.

How Are We Conserving Them ?

Zebra skins are now being replaced with faux fur that resembles the hide.

Leading Importers of Zebra Pelts

China

Species Threats

Illegal Wildlife Trade, Habitat Loss

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GREVY'S ZEBRA DECIMATION

1970’s 15’000 – 2016 2’500

Species Decline   Rhino  / Lion  / Elephant  / Tiger  / Cheetah  / Giraffe  / Leopard  / Grevy’s Zebra  / Gorilla

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