Singapore Zoo welcomed a brand new black and white bundle of pleasure on 30 September 2021 – an endangered Grevy’s zebra foal. The beginning comes one and a half months after the arrival of one other distinguished black and white cub at sister park River Wonders.
This is the first beginning of a Grevy’s zebra in Singapore Zoo and the feminine foal has been named Izara, a woman’s title of African origin which means star.
Aside from dad Desta and mother Kolle, each six years previous, the Zoo can also be house to two different females Jasiri and Moyo. The grownup herd arrived in Singapore in June 2020 from USA’s Tanganyika Wildlife Park.
Under the care of Mandai Wildlife Group, the Grevy’s herd at Singapore Zoo is a part of the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA) ex-situ programme (EEP) for the species, which goals to keep a wholesome and sustainable inhabitants below human look after each conservation and academic functions.
Grevy’s zebras are the largest and most endangered of the world’s three remaining zebra species (the different two being the plains and mountain), and they’re present in remoted pockets of Ethiopia and Northern Kenya.
Wild populations have fallen by 85 per cent in the final 30 years with their decline attributed to a discount of water sources, habitat loss, searching, and illness. The International Union for Conservation of Nature lists the Grevy’s zebra as endangered.
Singapore Zoo’s zebra exhibit is proudly adopted by Motor Image Enterprises, the unique distributor of Subaru.