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Denver Zoo annouces birth of baby zebra

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Posted at 12:01 PM, Dec 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-09 14:02:31-05

DENVER -- The Denver Zoo has a new baby zebra!

The zoo announced Friday the birth of the male foal named Cody. He was born to mother Farasi the early morning hours of Saturday Dec. 3.

The zoo says the Grevy’s zebra is thriving and runs very well for a zebra that is less than a week old. Guests can see the newborn with the rest of his herd in their yard now, weather permitting.

This is the second birth for the 16-year-old Farasi at Denver Zoo, after male foal Bosley was born in October 2015. The zoo says Bosley has shown strong interest in playing with his younger brother, but Farasi is still very protective, though, for the time being.

Grevy’s zebra are one of three species of zebra, in addition to plains, or common zebra, and mountain zebra. They are classified as “endangered.”

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