We had a surprise on Friday, 21st May when we arrived at work to see the first zebra foal born at the Monarto Zoo since 2005.
The new Zebra is going very well. The young male has taken to herd life very easily and is doing all that a young Zebbie should be.
The mum “Kenya” has recovered well from giving birth and following a short course of anti-biotics, for a small infection, is back to normal. She is never far away, making sure her new arrival is well looked after.
As the colt grows we are reminded just how well Zebra foals blend into the trees and the others within the heard. It is sometimes hard to pick which one is the foal due to his very long legs.
The young man is yet to be named officially but the keepers call him “Kenny” after mum “Kenya”.
Both Mum and baby are now on exhibit so that visitors can say hi.
Here’s to more foals to come soon…….
Tony Austin,Senior Keeper