Grevy’s zebras (Equus grevyi) are in serious danger of extinction. Less than 2,000 adults remain in the wild, in small protected areas in northern Kenya and southwestern Ethiopia.
In addition to the problems generated by the habitat destruction to create new farmland, hunting, poaching, and the increased human disturbance, they are facing a terrible ongoing drought in their feeding areas, so many animals are dying of thirst and hunger.
Oasys MiniHollywood has responded to the desperate call for help from the European Association of Zoos and Aquariums (EAZA), due to the high risk of losing the few individuals that remain in the wild, which would put an end to the conservation efforts carried out over the past two decades.
For five long years, Kenya has been suffering from persistent droughts, with the latter being the most severe as a result of increased temperatures caused by climate change. The situation for wildlife is serious.
Marwell Wildlife, as well as Grevy’s Zebra Trust, have been providing hay and water to these wild individuals over 16 months, supporting the survival of more than 700 specimens.
From Oasys MiniHollywood we have supported these huge conservation efforts carried out for the conservation of this species —which is running out of time— and the stabilization of declining populations. All this work to preserve Grevy’s zebras in the wild could be wasted if we stop feeding these few individuals.
For this reason, from Oasys MiniHollywood we would like to invite you to contribute, as far as possible, with a donation to purchase food and water for the endangered individuals, which can be made via the following link:
Thank you for your help!