The latest star in stripes takes the herd strength at the park to seven
A zebra gave birth to a baby at Alipore Zoo on March 26. The female foal, weighing around 25kg, was let out in the open in front of visitors on Friday. The latest star in stripes takes the herd strength at the park to seven, five of them females, said a zoo official. The foal displayed on Friday was born around 8.30am on March 26. The mother and her newborn had to be separated from the rest of the herd after the birth.
“The other members of the group turned very curious about the baby. As some of the adults tried to come close to the baby, the mother got a little aggressive. The aggression caused problems in lactation. We separated the two from the herd. Now, the baby seems to be fine,” said a zoo vet.