The grevy's zebra is endangered
Only 2,500 remain
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.
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
Illegal Wildlife Trade, Habitat Loss
GREVY'S ZEBRA DECIMATION
1970’s 15’000 – 2016 2’500
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