The Los Angeles Zoo announced Monday that a zebra foal was recently born there for the first time since 1988.
The as-yet-unnamed female zebra was born on April 2 to parents who are both from a herd that came to the zoo in 2016 as part of a plan aiming to increase the population number of Grevy’s zebra that is currently endangered in the wild.
“Grevy’s zebras are the largest and most threatened of the three zebra species,” said Alisa Behar, curator of mammals at the Los Angeles Zoo. “When this herd of zebras came to us a few years ago as part of a species survival plan, it was with the hope that they would get along and produce offspring. We are thrilled with the arrival of this female foal, not only because she helps contribute to her species’ survival, but also because she allows Angelenos a unique opportunity to see a zebra foal up close as she assimilates into the herd.”
The zoo said guests are encouraged to view the zebra foal and her mother in their habitat daily, weather permitting, but the herd will have alternating access to the habitat.
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