All Stories

Categories

BMTN Info

Powered by WordPress.com VIP

Congrats to Thelma and Ulysses! The Como Zoo zebras just had a baby

There’s a new baby zebra at Como Zoo.

This is the second zebra born at the St. Paul zoo in the past two months. The most recent was born sometime Friday night or Saturday morning to a Grant’s Zebra named Thelma. Zookeepers say they found the foal that morning walking alongside its mother.

This is Thelma’s second baby. According to the zoo, the baby zebra’s father is named Ulysses.

zebra-mom-and-babies_original

(Photo: Como Zoo)

Como Zoo says it’s not quite sure yet whether the baby is a boy or girl. The foal hasn’t been named yet, either.

You can check out the new foal and the rest of the zebra herd in the outdoor zebra and kudu exhibit. It’s open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The new baby joins Savanna, who was born in July. They share the same father, but Savanna’s mother is named Minnie.

More about Grant’s Zebras

The gestation period for Grant’s Zebras ranges from 10-12 months, and after the foal is born it takes between nine and 18 months for the zebra’s stripes to turn from brown to black.

A baby zebra can stand about 20 minutes after birth – and run an hour later. A zebra can reach speeds of up to 35 miles per hour.

Grant’s Zebras are commonly found in the grassy plains of eastern Africa, including Kenya and Ethiopia. They can live up to 25 years in the wild.

A group of zebras is called a zeal.

Comments

 

More in News