Usually the zebras at The Netherlands’ Burgers' Zoo give birth in peace in the stables at night. This time, however, the animal caretakers witnessed a delivery at the end of the afternoon. Mother and baby are doing well. This is the third zebra born this year at Burgers' Zoo: more will follow. On the Safari's vast savannah grounds at the Arnhem animal park lives a large herd of Grant zebras, usually counting more than twenty animals. Every year, several foals are born and every year zebras leave for other zoos, that's why the number of animals changes regularly. One of the animal caretakers managed to film the birth, so we can now share these special images with you.
The zebra foal that was born in June at DierenPark Amersfoort is a female and has been given the name Zuri. “Zuri is a very playful mare. The independent and curious foal regularly explores the Savannah alone. She is happily frolicking around and that produces beautiful images", animal caretaker Lois van der Velde reveals.
MELBOURNE, Fla., July 20, 2022 — Brevard Zoo's newest Grévy’s zebra has taken his first steps (and a gallop or two) in one of his habitats, the Veldt, in the Zoo’s Expedition Africa section! He will continue making visits under the discretion of the animal care team.
The zebra foal, now named Ziggy, was born on June 30 to 11-year-old Grévy’s zebra Iggy. Animal care staff conducted a neonatal exam later that afternoon and discovered he weighed about 84 pounds.
At the beginning of June, a Burchell zebra was born in Schönbrunn Zoo. The colt weighs around 30 kilograms and is suckled by its mother for about eight months. "The birth of zebras is usually very fast, after about a quarter of an hour it is over. With our current offspring, everything went very well and the young animal is well. It is now exploring the plant and nibbling on the hay with the rest of the herd from time to time. But everything is still close to his mother," reports animal keeper Gregor Hirsch.
Valencia, February 24, 2022.- It seems that the animals of BIOPARC have agreed to celebrate the 14th anniversary of the park, because a few days after announcing the birth of the first Mhorr gazelle of the year, the turn has come to one of the most recognizable species of the savannah area, the group of zebras. As usual, "La Niña" was the female who gave the first happy news, giving birth to a beautiful foal whose sex is still unknown. Being an expert parent, it has not been necessary to intervene at any time and, as happened with the delivery, the upbringing is also developing with excellent normality.
Although Grant's zebra (Equus burchell iboehmi) is the most common species in Africa, it is included in the red list of the IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature) and the evolution of its populations is motivating a growing concern for the increase in the degree of threat. In this sense, for the entire BIOPARC team it is a great satisfaction not only to provide maximum well-being to these animals, but also to confirm that the "Valencian" herd continues to consolidate itself as a reference breeding group for this emblematic species. The father is the male Zambé and “the family” is completed with the other two adult females, Bom and Lucy, and the young Filomeno, son of “La Niña”.
An eventful August at Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm has brought a new buzz of excitement in the form of Zebra foal, Abasi, who joins fellow three-month-old foal, Astrid and are part of our dazzle of zebras.
“Our zebra foals are already developing a lovely playful friendship. Our older foal Astrid, has been very excited by this new arrival and both can often be seen having zoomies!” said Keeper Jayne Gibbons.
Zebras are born with a brown colouring to their coat and will spend their first few months growing until considered an adult at one year old. Grant’s Zebra also have a status of Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List with a decreasing population trend.
The Toronto Zoo announced last month that Tori, a ten-year-old female endangered Grevy's zebra (Equus grevyi), gave birth to a healthy foal in the early morning hours on Tuesday December 1, 2020 weighing 52.1 kilograms… and it’s a boy! This is the fourth foal for mom Tori and the fifth for dad Jake, a thirteen-year-old male. This foal, born as part of the Grevy's Zebra Species Survival Plan (SSP), will help to increase Jake’s underrepresented genetics within the population. Both mom and foal are doing well.
“We are so pleased to welcome this healthy and energetic foal to your Toronto Zoo and be contributing to the population of this endangered species,” says Dolf DeJong, CEO, Toronto Zoo. “With only 3000 individuals remaining in the wild, this is a great example of the critical work done by our world class wildlife care team at the Toronto Zoo to protect this species,” he added.
The Grevy’s zebra has been listed as Endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) for decades. Habitat loss, competition with livestock, and poaching are their primary threats. The Toronto Zoo is part of the AZA Grevy’s Zebra Species Survival Plan (SSP), building our understanding of these incredible animals and supporting field conservation efforts for the species.
Now Toronto Zoo has announced the Grevy’s zebra foal, affectionately known as #BBZeeBee, has a name! With over 8,500 people voting in the “Help Us Name #BBZeeBee" promotion, one name has emerged as the favorite… introducing, Poe! Poe was chosen through online voting from a list of four preselected names, in keeping with the tradition of naming their Grevy’s zebra offspring after Star Wars inspired names, previous zebra babies were named Luke, Leia, Rey and Obi. The naming promotion was launched on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 and ran through Sunday, December 20, 2020 at 11:59 pm.