Endangered zebras born at Gulf Breeze zoo

Baby Zebra Gulf Breeze Zoo
Gulf Breeze zoo officials said two baby zebra were born at the zoo on August 12, 2014. The Baby zebra are born with Brown and white fur, which, over time turns to black and white.
Baby Zebra Gulf Breeze Zoo
Gulf Breeze zoo officials said two baby zebra were born at the zoo on August 12, 2014. The Baby zebra are born with Brown and white fur, which, over time turns to black and white.

GULF BREEZE, Fla. (WALA) – The Gulf Breeze zoo says two zebra foals, part of the rarest species of zebra in the world, were born just hours apart at the zoo.

Zookeepers say they have been monitoring the Grévy’s Zebras all summer long, and were expecting the deliveries soon, but they said they’d never expected them to be born just hours apart.

“We knew both females were due any day, but we couldn’t predict that both females would give birth on the same day ,” said Desiree Hager, assistant curator. “Both deliveries were quick and we’re excited to report both babies are happy and healthy with their mothers.”

The zoo says the zebras are born with a brown and white stripe pattern, which darkens to the famous black and white over time. They said there are less than 2,500 zebras still living in the wild, and less than 600 are in captivity.

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