Similes: Grevy's zebra

4 - Writing Ideas

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Writing Ideas

  • Write a Kiplingesque Just So story which has the following title: How the Zebra Got Its Stripes.
  • The Grevy’s zebra is also known as the Imperial zebra. It is the largest and most threatened of the three species of zebra. This zebra’s population has declined from 15,000 to 3,000 since the 1970s. Find out what has caused this dramatic decline and what can be done to help these magnificent animals maintain their population. Raise an awareness of this animal in your school through the power of words.
  • You are a male Grevy’s zebra. A month has passed and still no females have wandered into your territory. It’s time to write a Lonely Hearts ad for the African Express! How will you make yourself sound desirable? Think about both your appearance and your ability to protect a female from the many predators (lions, hyenas, wild dogs etc.) that prowl the grassland plains.

Related Clip

A young zebra family are being followed closely by a pack of African wild dogs.

Credit: BBC One – Nature’s Epic Journeys