11 Jan Alabama Safari Park Announces the Birth of Two Female Grevy’s Zebras
by Katie King |Katie@ewbullock.com
Alabama Safari Park Announces the Birth of Two Female Grevy’s Zebras
Hope Hull, Ala. (January 11, 2022) —Alabama Safari Park is excited to start the New Year with renewed hope for zebra conservation. The Park recently welcomed the birth of two female Grevy’s zebras named Malindi and Yava, born to mothers Molly and Yogi. Both baby girls are healthy and thriving, and will help grow the conservation breeding program at the Safari Park.
Known as the imperial zebra, Grevy’s zebras are also the most threatened of the three species of zebra, the other two being the plains zebra and the mountain zebra. With fewer than 3,000 remaining in the wild and approximately 200 in human care in the United States, Grevy’s zebras are in very serious danger of extinction in the wild.
Although a zebra cannot change its stripes, Alabama Safari Park hopes to help transform its future. Alabama Safari Park supports the Grevy’s Zebra Trust and its preservation efforts in Kenya by correcting habitat loss caused by overgrazing livestock and drought. Over the past three years, wild Grevy’s zebra populations have been facing a drought crisis and have needed supplemental food to meet the nutritional needs required for new foals to survive. Efforts such as the Rangeland Management Program in Kenya works with local communities to maintain healthy grasslands that are crucial to Grevy’s zebra survival.
While exploring the park’s safari drive-thru, visitors can watch Malindi and Yava enjoying their new habitat and herd. Alabama Safari Park is a 350-acre drive-thru adventure, with more than 700 animals from around the world. The park supports wildlife conservation in more than 135 countries across the globe through financial aid, public education, captive breeding and habitat preservation. The park is open at 9 a.m. daily, with the last admission at 3 p.m. It is conveniently located off I-65, exit 158. Visit alabamasafaripark.com for updates, hours, events and more.
About Alabama Safari Park
Alabama Safari Park is one of three zoological facilities operated by the Zoofari Parks Corporation, working in conjunction with the Gulf Breeze Zoo and the Virginia Safari Park to provide aid to over 135 countries around the world. Trying to solve the world’s continually changing wildlife concerns, the Alabama Safari Park collaborates with other zoos and field experts to support Rhinoceros and Elephant anti-poaching units, install artificial nest sites for wild Penguins, and translocate Giraffe across the Nile to boost sustainable genetics.The Alabama Safari Park is privately owned and receives no state or federal tax support. Funding for conservation programs are made possible through the continued support of zoo guests. Conservation is fundamental in our daily operations and visitors are encouraged to join us in making a difference on this journey.