You can find our three Chapman’s zebras – Ziga, Luna and Layla – over in the African savannah along with our wildebeests and nyala antelopes.
A subspecies of the plains zebra, Chapman’s zebras are native to savannah habitats across southern Africa.
They spend most of their day grazing on grass, but will occasionally eat berries and other plants to increase their protein intake.
While not considered a threatened species, Chapman’s zebras are extinct in Burundi and Lesotho. Total numbers have declined approximately 25% in recent years due to human activities including farming, hunting, poaching, and droughts exacerbated by climate change. Captive zebra herds zoos help to maintain a healthy breeding population.