Florida’s Gulf Breeze Zoo has welcomed the birth of two endangered Grevy’s Zebra foals born only hours apart.
The two foals were born on August 12, and are now on display with their mothers on the the Boardwalk section of the zoo.
The zoo has not yet revealed the sex of the foals.
Assistant curator Desiree Hager said there was no way of predicting the foals would be born on the same day. “Both deliveries were quick and we’re excited to report both babies are happy and healthy with their mothers.”
The Grevy’s zebra (Equus grevyi) is endangered in the wild. Their numbers are said to have declined by more than half over the past 20 years.
The largest of all wild equine species, they can be distinguished from other zebras – plains and mountain – by their longer legs, more narrow stripes, white, stripeless underbellies and large rounded ears.
Gulf Breeze Zoo is off US98 in Golf Breeze, about 30 minutes east of Pensacola.