Zebra Gold Plated Necklace
The Zebra Gold Plated Necklace is a great representation of this iconic animal in the wild. Not only do their stripes make zebras look distinctive from other savannah animals, but each zebra has a unique set of markings. This mark of identity is a great reminder to embrace your individuality, even though you are part of the human herd. Because only you can be uniquely you!
Zebra Conservation Status
There are three species of zebra, all of which are indigenous to Africa. These include the plains zebra, the Grevy’s zebra and the mountain zebra. Of these three species, the Grevy’s zebra is the rarest. It is only found in Kenya and Ethiopia and it is classified as Endangered on the IUCN Red List. The mountain zebra is classified as Vulnerable and is found only in southern Africa. The plains zebra is more widespread, and is classified as Near Threatened.
The design of our SHIKHAZURI Zebra Charm is based on the Grevy’s Zebra. It is the largest of the three subspecies of zebras, and the rarest. It has a mule-like appearance due to the presence of a long, narrow head.
Zebras lose their habitats due to a variety of human generated threats. For instance, poaching for their skins and the bushmeat trade is rampant. Human encroachment into wilderness areas results in high rates of deforestation and habitat destruction across many areas in Africa. Additionally, the introduction of livestock means they compete with zebras for food and water. Zebra culling is also prevalent in some parts of Africa. The combination of these factors means that the future survival of zebras is definitely at risk.
There are currently about 750,000 plains zebras in existence and only about 2,000 Grevy’s zebras in the wild. The latter has subsequently dropped from a population of about 15,000. In eastern Africa, there is currently a healthy population zebra. However, this might not be the case if the above threats to zebra populations continue.
Feel inspired when you wear your Grevy’s Zebra inspired necklace to take a stance for these beautiful animals. Pair this with the Zebra Gold Plated Earrings to make a determined yet classy statement.
“When you shoot a zebra in the black stripe, the white stripe dies too.” South African proverb
Learn more about the zebra and its symbolism here.