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.