We are so excited to be sharing our latest conservation success, the birth of our Hartmann’s zebra colt, with our community today. The colt was born on Saturday, December 2, 2017 and is very significant as Hartmann’s zebras are listed as vulnerable on the IUCN Red List and are a part of the Species Survival Plan (SSP). The colt, born to mother Leba, and father Eros, is bonding and nursing well.
Many of our visitors have been fortunate to have caught a glimpse of him, however over the wineter months the colt and Leba will need to spend time in warmer areas, and may not be always visible in the outside Savannah habitat. Our zookeepers are still determining a name for him and are considering options that are significant to Namibia and Angola where Hartmann’s zebra originate from.