Instead of living in large, stable herds like the common zebra, Grevy’s zebras loosely socialize and readily move between groups. Males defend territories with food and water resources that attract roaming bands of females. Like other herbivores, zebras have to eat a lot of plants to get enough nutrition, and they spend about 60% of the day foraging.
- Overgrazing by livestock and irrigation for farms are reducing the amount of habitat and resources available for the endangered Grevy’s zebra.
- The Grevy’s zebra is the largest wild member of the horse family.
- A newborn zebra can stand, walk, and run within an hour of its birth.