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Busch Gardens Tampa Welcomes Baby Zebra

Discussion in 'Busch Gardens News & Rumours' started by Wendy, Aug 11, 2013.

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    An endangered Grevy's zebra was born Monday at Busch Gardens Tampa's 65-acre Serengeti Plain. Within an hour after its birth the foal was able to stand on its own and nurse from its mother Brooke.

    Brooke, a 13-year old Grevy's zebra gave birth to her fifth foal on the 5th August. The new foal is the first offspring to father Two Step. The gestation period for Grevy's zebras is 13 months and the mothers typically give birth to only one foal at a time.

    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.

    Busch Gardens’ guests can view the baby, parents and the rest of the zebra herd from the Edge of Africa, the Skyride or Serengeti Express train ride.

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    He was out today......so adorable. Took photos which I will post when we get back

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