For the Marwell Preservation Trust’s Grévy zebra project, research was first done at Marwell Zoo on the south coast of England. At Marwell Zoo, a kind of barcode scanner was developed. This program allows different zebras to be kept apart and gives a much better view of the numbers, herd size and migration movements in the field.
The situation of the Grévy zebra remains worrying. Drought and competition at the watering places of herders with their cows and goats are the main threats. Based on the insights gained, measures can be taken in the coming years.