Paignton Zoo is home to three Hartmann’s mountain zebras: females Taru, Leila, and Tamali.
This zebra subspecies has a very small range today – dry, stony mountains and hills in South Africa, western Namibia and southwestern Angola, Africa.
Zebras are grazers, meaning they mainly eat grasses, bark, roots and leaves.
The rough estimate of Hartmann’s mountain zebras in the wild today is thought to be around 25,000 individuals. They are hunted for their skin and also suffer from habitat loss due to agricultural development.
Some populations are managed in national parks within Africa and zoological population of this species is managed cooperatively. The zebras at the zoo are managed in line with the EAZA ex-situ breeding programme (EEP).