Lincoln Park Zoo is excited to announce the arrival of a striped addition this summer! On August 14, 13-year-old Adia gave birth to a healthy female foal as part the Grevy’s Zebra Species Survival Plan® (SSP), a collaborative population management effort among Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) institutions.
The foal continues to surpass milestones and weighed 44.5 kg (98.1 lbs) during a vet wellness exam.
The newborn foal has yet to be named. Her stripes are reddish-brown and will gradually turn black. The youngster will continue to nurse for about 275 days. Newborn zebra foals can walk after 20 minutes and run after just an hour—a critical survival adaptation in the wild for this endangered grazing prey species. The foal joins three other zebras at the Camel & Zebra area.