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All Animals

Grant’s Zebra

Grant’s Zebra is the smallest subspecies of the Plains Zebra.

Animal Facts

Scientific Name

Equus burchelli boehmi


Eastern and southern Africa

Location in the Zoo

African Forest

Cool Animal Fact

Zebras sleep in turns so that some herd members are always awake.

How We Help Them

  • K9 unit added to anti-poaching teams. So are 2 dogs and 2 handlers trained to pull traps harmful to zebras and other animals.
  • Added 6 new anti-poaching scouts, including the first 3 female scouts, increasing patrol efforts by 45%.