The pitter-patter of tiny hooves

June 11, 2019

On Friday 14 June we welcomed a male plains zebra foal!

While we don’t have any more details at the moment, keepers say both mum, Neve, and the foal are doing well and settling in alongside the other two female zebras and the forest buffalo they share a paddock with. The little one is yet to be named but make sure you keep an eye on our Facebook page as we’ll update you with more information when we have it. In 2018 we reintroduced this sub-species back to the zoo so it’s wonderful to announce that the foal has joined our three females. We are now the only zoo in the UK that’s home to the endangered Grevy’s zebra, vulnerable Hartmann’s mountain zebra and near threatened Plains zebra.

Plus, only last weekend, a female scimitar-horned oryx was born.

This new arrival is also not currently named but both the calf and first-time mum, Kristina, are doing well. This birth is a particularly important one at the zoo as this species has been considered extinct in the wild since 2000. Scimitar-horned oryx only exist today as they have been kept and bred in captivity. You can spot this tiny calf in our Wild Explorers exhibit alongside Grevy’s zebra, white rhino and ostrich.