Visitors to Marwell Zoo recently got more than they bargained for when a rare zebra gave birth right in front of them. Onlookers were amazed to see the endangered Grevy’s zebra deliver the healthy foal in the zoo’s Wild Explorers paddock, which is located opposite Marwell’s Grade 1 listed hall. Keepers kept a close eye […]
A Grevy’s zebra foal has taken its first steps out in the field at Marwell Zoo, in Hampshire. Born on 26th of September to second-time mum Nafeesa, the new foal will not be named until health checks determine the gender. Marwell is the only zoo in the UK where visitors can see all three species of […]
Keepers at Longleat have enjoyed a baby boom among its herd of Grant’s zebra this summer with four new arrivals making 2019 ‘one of the best years ever’ for the safari park. Following a year-long pregnancy, foals are born weighing just over 15kgs and rather than their familiar black and white stripes, babies appear with […]
For the second time in a month West Midland Safari Park is celebrating the arrival of a baby Grévy’s zebra. The first foal, a female named Grace, arrived just three weeks ago, with the latest male making an appearance in the early hours of the morning on Sunday 12 August. The birth of the two […]
ZSL Whipsnade Zoo welcomed two endangered Grevy’s zebra foals earlier this month and the pair can now be spotted playfully horsing around in their paddock. Female foal Katie, born to first-time mum Nafisa on 10 September, was joined nine days later by a male foal, Kito, born to mum Henna. Since finding their feet, the […]
Marwell Zoo‘s spectacular, family-friendly, art extravaganza, Marwell’s Zany Zebras, stampeded into Southampton recently, for a fantastic summer of fun. From mesmerising mosaics and glistening gems to colourful characters and crazy creations, there really is a zebra for everyone. Thousands of people, young and old, flocked to the city centre to enjoy the first weekend of zebra […]
The zoo near Winchester opened in 1972, with conservation very much at its heart. It is set within the environs of Marwell Hall, which was built in the early 14th century (around 1320) by Walter Woodlock, a relative of the Bishop of Winchester and subsequently owned by the Seymour family.
It is the largest and most endangered of the three species of zebra. Found in Kenya and Ethiopia, it is tall with large ears and has narrow stripes compared with other zebras.
Chester Zoo is one of the top 15 zoos in the world. It was opened in 1931 by George Mottershead after he bought Oakfield Manor and seven acres of land for £3,500. With him, he brought a group of animals from a zoo at Shavington near Crewe – the first animals of Chester Zoo.