This year, WildlifeDirect is partnered with the Grevy’s Zebra Trust and nine other conservation organizations to organize the second Great Grevy’s Rally that was held on the January 27th and 28th across five Counties in Northern Kenya including Laikipia County, which has the largest population of Grevy’s zebra in Kenya. Other counties include, Isiolo, Meru, Marsabit, Isiolo and Samburu.
Grevy’s zebras are currently found in Kenya and the Ethiopia. They originally inhabited 5 countries, namely; Djibouti, Eretria, Ethiopia, Kenya and Somali however, as their numbers plummeted as a result of land degradation, loss of habitat and poaching, they moved to the Northern part of Kenya and the Southern part of Ethiopia. They are considered an endangered species whose population has now reduced from 15,000 in the 70s to less than 2,500 in 2016. Kenya is home to over 90% of the total population of Grevy’s zebras and the more reason why we should pay a close attention to their survival.