Three week old Grévy’s zebra is the 27th foal born at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo as part of the European Endangered species Programme. Estimates suggest just 2,500 remain in the wild.
She may only be three weeks old but the newest addition to ZSL Whipsnade Zoo‘s zebra herd is already giving mum the runaround.
The as yet unnamed Grévy’s zebra was born on July 17, 2012 and has been spending her time gambolling around the paddock she shares with the rest of the herd, including mum Henna and dad Abeba.
African section leader Mark Holden said: “Henna is doing a great job of looking after her new arrival. It is her first born so she is very protective, but both of them are doing really well.
“The foal can often be seen up and running with the rest of the herd or having a rest with mum.”
The leggy youngster is the 27th foal born at the zoo as part of the European Endangered species Programme (EEP) and is an important addition to a species classified as endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. Estimates suggest just 2,500 remain in the wild.