This endangered Grévy’s zebra foal was born recently at the Los Angeles Zoo.

Credit: Jamie Pham

If you’re like most people, you don’t think of zebras when you think of endangered species. But this species of zebra, the Grévy’s zebra, is threatened due to habitat loss and poaching or illegal hunting, which is one of the reasons this 2-month-old foal is so important. The young female zebra is the first zebra in over 30 years to be born at the Los Angeles Zoo.

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Zoo curator Alisa Behar understands the value of education and messaging. “People are surprised that they’re endangered,” she said. “It’s important to think about the plight of these animals.”

2-month-old Grévy’s Zebra foal at the LA Zoo

Credit: Jamie Pham

Zoos have been under attack for keeping animals. But they’re actually important for supporting conservation projects, breeding animals that are endangered and educating people about decreasing animal populations. Zoo curators hope that by maintaining genetically diverse captive populations, they would be able to collaborate and rebuild wild populations if a catastrophe ever occurred in the wild.

Jamilla and her foal on a sunny day at the Los Angeles Zoo

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The Los Angeles Zoo plays an active role in the American Zoo and Aquarium Association (AZA), a regulated collaboration of zoo partnerships, which pairs animals based on maintaining healthy genetically diverse populations. Jamilla, the mother, and Khalsani, the father, were part of a group of two female and one male Grévy’s zebras that came to the L.A. Zoo in December 2015, but there was no guarantee they’d mate.

The Grévy’s species of zebra is unique because it has a white belly instead of a striped belly.

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Zebras are in the same family as horses, the equid family. The Grévy’s species of zebra is unique because it has a white belly instead of a striped belly. They’re born with brown stripes that get darker with age. With a gestation period that lasts 13 months, they’re the largest wild equid and can grow up to 990 pounds. The new foal weighed 88 pounds at birth. She was born during the nighttime and zoo curators found her when they came in in the morning.

Jamilla, the mother Grévy’s zebra nuzzles her young foal.

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“Motherhood is the same no matter what,” Behar said after she observed Jamilla, the zebra mom, cautiously watching over as her baby ran around playing and jumping off of things. As long as zoo staff members see the mother nursing and sticking close by her new foal, they’ll keep their distance.

Zoos are important for conservation projects and breeding animals that are endangered.

Credit: Jamie Pham

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Meanwhile, you also get to enjoy watching the young zebra family.

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Zoo manager Alisa Behar comprehends the worth of education and messaging. “Individuals are amazed that they’re threatened,” she stated. ” It is essential to think of the predicament of these animals.”

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Credit: Jamie Pham

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Jamilla, the mom Gr é vy’s zebra nuzzles her young foal.

Credit: Jamie Pham

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This threatened Gr é vy’s zebra foal was born just recently at the Los Angeles Zoo.

Credit: Jamie Pham

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If you resemble the majority of people, you do not consider zebras when you consider threatened types. However this types of zebra, the Grévy’s zebra, is threatened due to environment loss and poaching or unlawful searching, which is among the factors this 2-month-old foal is so crucial. The young female zebra is the very first zebra in over 30 years to be born at the Los Angeles Zoo.

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Zoo manager Alisa Behar comprehends the worth of education and messaging. “Individuals are amazed that they’re threatened,” she stated. “It is essential to think of the predicament of these animals.”

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2-month-old Gr é vy’s Zebra foal at the LA Zoo

Credit: Jamie Pham

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Zoos have actually been under attack for keeping animals. However they’re in fact crucial for supporting preservation jobs, reproducing animals that are threatened and informing individuals about reducing animal populations. Zoo managers hope that by keeping genetically varied captive populations, they would have the ability to work together and reconstruct wild populations if a disaster ever took place in the wild.

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Jamilla and her foal on a bright day at the Los Angeles Zoo

Credit: Jamie Pham

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The Los Angeles Zoo plays an active function in the American Zoo and Fish Tank Association (AZA), a controlled partnership of zoo collaborations, which sets animals based upon keeping healthy genetically varied populations. Jamilla, the mom, and Khalsani, the daddy, became part of a group of 2 female and one male Gr é vy’s zebras that concerned the L.A. Zoo in December 2015, however there was no warranty they ‘d mate.

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The Gr é vy’s types of zebra is special since it has a white tummy rather of a striped tummy.

Credit: Jamie Pham

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Zebras remain in the very same household as horses, the equid household. The Gr é vy’s types of zebra is special since it has a white tummy rather of a striped tummy. They’re born with brown stripes that get darker with age. With a gestation duration that lasts 13 months, they’re the biggest wild equid and can mature to 990 pounds. The brand-new foal weighed 88 pounds at birth. She was born throughout the nighttime and zoo managers discovered her when they can be found in in the early morning.

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Jamilla, the mom Gr é vy’s zebra nuzzles her young foal.

Credit: Jamie Pham

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“Motherhood is the very same no matter what,” Behar stated after she observed Jamilla, the zebra mama, meticulously monitoring as her infant ran around playing and leaping off of things. As long as zoo team member see the mom nursing and sticking nearby her brand-new foal, they’ll keep their range.

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Zoos are very important for preservation jobs and reproducing animals that are threatened.

Credit: Jamie Pham

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On the other hand, you likewise get to take pleasure in viewing the young zebra household.

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