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A Baby Zebra With Brown Stripes Was Born At Lincoln Park Zoo

The zebra, who has yet to be named, was born Friday.

A newborn Grevy's zebra at the Lincoln Park Zoo.
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CHICAGO — An endangered zebra has been born at Lincoln Park Zoo.

The Grevy’s zebra, a girl, was born Friday, according to a zoo news release. She has yet to be named but can be seen with three other zebras at the Lincoln Park Zoo.

The foal has reddish-brown stripes, though they’ll slowly turn black as she ages, according to the zoo. Her mother is Adia, one of the zoo’s zebras, who has had three other foals.

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Photos show the baby has long legs, a fluffy mane and an adorable, small tail.

Adia was pregnant with the foal for more than a year, and the foal will nurse for about 275 days, according to the Lincoln Park Zoo. Newborn Grevy’s zebras can walk about 20 minutes after being born and can run after just an hour.

“It’s hard not to smile when seeing this energetic foal,” said curator Dan Boehm, according to the news release. “Not only is the zebra foal a joy to visit, but its birth is significant for this endangered species.”  

Grevy’s zebras are the largest of the world’s three zebra species. In the wild, they live in northern Kenya and southern Ethiopia, and they’re the largest equines, according to the zoo.

The zoo is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Admission is free, but visitors must register online in advance.

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