Zebra Foal Makes Public Debut at the WCS Bronx Zoo

Zebra Foal Photo
Julie Larsen Maher ©WCS

Young Grevy’s zebra thrills zoo-goers in the African Plains exhibit

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Bronx, NY – May 3, 2011 – A young Grevy’s zebra recently made its public debut in the African Plains exhibit at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo.

Born in early 2011, this young female is the first zebra born at the Bronx Zoo since 2003. She spends her time running around her exhibit but never strays too far from her mother and father. Zebras stripes are brown at birth and gradually turn black as the animal matures.
Grevy’s zebras are critically endangered in the wild and can be found in Northern Kenya. The Wildlife Conservation Society works to save wildlife and wild places around the world including the zebra’s African range.

Photo Credit: Julie Larsen Maher © WCS
Video Credit: Luke Groskin © WCS

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The Wildlife Conservation Society saves wildlife and wild places worldwide. We do so through science, global conservation, education and the management of the world’s largest system of urban wildlife parks, led by the flagship Bronx Zoo. Together these activities change attitudes towards nature and help people imagine wildlife and humans living in harmony. WCS is committed to this mission because it is essential to the integrity of life on Earth.

The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo
is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Adult admission is $16, children (3-12 years old) $12, children under 3 are free, seniors (65+) are $14. Parking is $13 for cars and $16 for buses. The Bronx Zoo is conveniently located off the Bronx River Parkway at Exit 6; by train via the #2 or #5 or by bus via the #9, #12, #19, #22, MetroNorth, or BxM11 Express Bus service (from Manhattan that stops just outside the gate.) To plan your trip, visit www.bronxzoo.com or call 718-367-1010.
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