About six thousand years ago, Grevy Zebras lived as far north as Egypt. Now, however, they are thriving only in northern Kenya and Ethiopia. They live in semideserts and scrubs of these countries.
The zebras eat grass and herbs. Sometimes they graze on low shrubs. Most of the males live alone in large areas. The females go to them for mating.
During the 1970s, the Grevy Zebras were seriously hunted for their skins. Later they were put on a list that bans international trade of certain animals. Now they are protected in Ethiopia, and banned for hunting in Kenya. However, they are still being harmed in other ways. They have to compete with other livestock. People have settled in their living areas. Tourism also disturbs their breeding locations. Automobiles cause erosion and damage their source of food.