MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – In less than two months, Como Zoo has welcomed two baby zebras. The second foal was born early Friday morning.
The baby, who doesn’t have a name yet, joins 2-month-old Lydia. Both are Grant’s zebras.READ MORE: 11 Injured, 3 Critically, In 7 Weekend Shootings In Minneapolis
When zookeepers arrived Friday morning, they found the foal “walking strong” and “closely shadowing his mother,” Thelma. This baby is Thelma’s third.READ MORE: Sheriff: Miltona Man, 48, Killed In ATV Rollover
Though the baby’s stripes are now brown, they will turn to black sometime in the first 9-18 months of its life.
“There were no complications and mother and baby appear to be doing great,” senior zookeepers Jo Kelly said.MORE NEWS: 'I Laid On The Floor And Just Bawled': Minnesota TikTok Sensation, 79, Overwhelmed By Support After Scooter Breaks
Grant’s zebras are commonly found in the grassy plains of eastern Africa, including Kenya and Ethiopia.