A newborn Grevy’s zebra foal with its mother at Busch Gardens. Photo by Busch Gardens.
An endangered Grevy’s zebra was born on August 5th at Busch Gardens in Tampa, Florida. Within an hour of is birth, the little foal was able to stand on its own and nurse from its mother Brooke.
In the wild, Grevy’s zebras inhabit Kenya and Ethiopia. The population of Grevy’s zebra has declined by more than 50 percent in the last 18 years, and they are the only species of zebra that are listed as endangered by IUCN Red List.
A new Grevy’s zebra foal made her debut recently at the Bronx Zoo. Named Terri, the little foal can be seen at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s African Plains exhibit. Baby zebras are born with brown stripes that darken to black as they mature.
In the wild, Grevy’s zebras are considered endangered by the IUCN Redlist. Their range is limited to parts of Ethiopia and Kenya. Threats include a reduction in water sources, loss of habitat, hunting, and disease.
For more information on the baby zebra, see Gather News.