Ziva the Baby Zebra Foal


Born: Jan. 18, 2013
Home: Louisville Zoo

All About Baby: You've heard of a planned wedding, right? Well, how about a planned birth? That's essentially how baby Ziva came to be thanks to the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) Species Survival Plan (SSP), which works to "improve the genetic diversity of managed animal populations". Ziva, a Hartmann Mountain Zebra foal, is native to Namibia's rather harsh Kunene Region in the North West section. She shot out of the womb weighing in at an even 72 lbs.

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