14/07/2015

A baby zebra, new birth at the Zoo

It's a male, and both mother and baby are in perfect health

Barcelona Zoo has welcomed a baby zebra, born on Thursday. First days of life are critical for this species, but thanks to the caregivers, his evolution has been really positive. The baby is a male and both him and his mother are in good health. With this newborn, the zebra family at the Zoo has grown up to 5 members: a breeding male, three females and this new baby.

Barcelona's zebras are classified in the Chapman's subspecies. Zebra's coat is unique and alouds them to identify individuals, besides being a defense against their predators. They can weigh up to 30kg at the time of birth.

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