The Detroit Zoo Grevy's Zebra
The newest addition to the Detroit Zoo's Grevy's zebra herd is 1-year-old male Jimmy. His mother, Elvira, 20, and father, Z.Z., 12, were paired at the recommendation of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums' Species Survival Plan. Nine-year-old female Zoe is also a member of the Zoo's herd. The zebra habitat can be found in the African Grasslands next to the giraffes.
The Grevy's zebra is the largest of the three zebra species. It has large, rounded ears, a white belly and a defined, black stripe down its spine. It is white with fine, black stripes covering its body. It has a long, narrow face with a black muzzle. Its thick, erect mane runs from between its ears to the beginning of its back.
Scientific name: Equus grevyi
Habitat: Arid and semi-arid regions of Ethiopia and Kenya.
Size: Up to 9 feet long; 5.5 feet tall at the shoulder
Weight: Up to 1,000 pounds
Diet: The Grevy's zebra is a herbivore and mainly feeds on grasses.
Reproduction: Gestation 13 months; single foal
Lifespan: 11-17 years
Conservation Status: Endangered