BROOKFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A newborn female Grevy’s zebra is now on display with its mother at Brookfield Zoo outside Chicago.
The zebra was born Tuesday at the zoo to a 5-year-old female named Kali and a 15-year-old sire, Nazim.
The foal was born with brown stripes, which will turn to black. The pattern will be unique.
Newborns can stand, walk, and even run up to 40 mph within an hour after birth.
Kali was loaned to Brookfield Zoo in 2011 as part of the Grevy’s Zebra Species Survival Plan breeding program. The foal was the first Grevy’s zebra birth at Brookfield Zoo since 1998.
Grevy’s zebras are the largest of all wild equids. They’re listed as endangered. Only about 2,000 remain in the wilds of northern Kenya and southern Ethiopia.
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