ORLANDO, Fla. – Walt Disney World is celebrating the start of a brand new child zebra at Animal Kingdom.
Disney officers mentioned a choose variety of company Monday witnessed the start whereas on Kilimanjaro Safaris.
“Estimated to weigh about 65 kilos, the wholesome child boy has lengthy legs and was standing and nuzzling with mother inside minutes of start,” Disney mentioned on its weblog. “Mother Heidi is a parenting professional – staying near her child to bond and nurse.”
Disney mentioned a Hartmann’s mountain zebra foal will imprint on its mom’s scent and memorize the distinctive markings on its mom’s hind legs to inform her aside from others within the herd. Disney at present has three kinds of zebra throughout its resort together with the Hartmann’s mountain zebra, Grevy’s zebra and plains zebra.
The brand new child zebra born Monday is the primary zebra start at Animal Kingdom this 12 months.
Disney mentioned the zebra was born as a part of the Species Survival Plan program, which is overseen by the Affiliation of Zoos and Aquariums.
Within the coming weeks, Disney mentioned the pair will rejoin sister Asha and the remainder of the herd on the savanna.
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