Grévy's zebra (Equus grevyi), was first described by French naturalist Émile Oustalet in 1882. He named it after Jules Grévy, then president of France, who, in the 1880s, was given one by the government of Abyssinia (now Ethiopia). Also known as the imperial zebra, it is found in parts of Kenya and Ethiopia. It is the largest living wild equid and the most threatened of the three species of zebra, the other two being the plains zebra and the mountain zebra.
It has the largest ears of any zebra species, and its long, narrow head gives it a mule-like appearance. The stripes are very narrow compared to other zebras and continue all the way down their legs to the hooves, though the underbelly is white. The pattern of stripes on each zebra is unique and can be used to identify individual animals.
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