International Zebra Day

International Zebra Day is celebrated on January 31. The holiday appeared on the initiative of conservation organizations, including the Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute.

The purpose of International Zebra Day is to promote the preservation of these unique animals.

Mykolaiv Zoo has been joining the celebration of International Zebra Day for many years in a row. Currently, we keep Chapman's zebras (Equus burchelli chapmani). This is a subspecies of plains zebra (Equus quagga), the most common species of zebra. A total of 4 subspecies are known, which are well distinguished by the location of the stripes: each subspecies has its own pattern.

Five representatives of this subspecies live in Mykolaiv Zoo: Aladdin and Bianka and their children – male Basar (born in 2019), females Baira (born in 2021) and Asba (born in 2023).

Keeping zebras in its collection, Mykolaiv Zoo does everything possible to provide them with good living conditions, thanks to which the animals feel good, have a good appetite and reproduce successfully.

We invite you to view a selection of photos of our zebras and visit them!