This subset is the largest of the three zebra species present in Africa, and might be recognized by stark white bellies, spherical ears and brown muzzles.
Kenya is dwelling to 90% of the remaining wild inhabitants, says Funnell, program supervisor of Grevy’s Zebra Trust (GZT) in the Samburu area of northern Kenya. She lives part-time on a GZT basecamp inside Grevy’s zebra territory, accumulating knowledge that’s used to advocate for and protect their habitat.
Funnell admits staying hopeful is one in every of the most difficult however essential components of the job.
“There are so many stories of species extinctions globally: stories of destruction, of loss of species, of pollution,” she says. “It’s very difficult to see a thousand years down the line how any species might survive, so you really have to have hope.”
To study extra about what it takes to protect the Grevy’s zebra, watch the video above.