January 28, 2013

Baby Zebra!!

The Louisville Zoo has a new baby zebra; the first born at the zoo in 13 years. The 72 pound Hartmann's mountain foal took her first steps and began nursing soon after she was born, The mother, Morena, and foal are both doing well. The father is Gibbs. The foal will be on exhibit in the coming weeks and there will be a naming contest in the spring.

Hartmann's mountain zebras  are listed as a vulnerable species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

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