A star in stripes… park welcomes baby zebra | Nature | News


Keeper Vicky Barsham, from the West Midlands Safari Park, near Kidderminster, said: “We are absolutely delighted to welcome our first ever baby Grevy’s zebra to the park. 

“Akuna is already proving to be a very attentive and caring mother. 

“The foal is doing really well – she’s very active, enjoying dust baths and running around the safari.”

She continued: “West Midland Safari Park is very pleased to be taking part in such an important conservation breeding programme.

“In the wild, the recent ‘Great Grévy Rally’ showed that although there is an increased number of Grévy’s zebra in Kenya, there still remains only 2,800 individuals.”

The foal joins the herd of three Grévy’s zebra at the Park – mum Akuna, female Montana and proud father Quigley – who is also a first-time-dad.

From August 18-24, the Park will be dedicating a week to raising awareness and fundraising for Grévy’s Zebra Trust, who work with communities in Kenya and Ethiopia to engage them in wildlife protection.



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