Mum Mabulu gave birth to her new foal last week at Mogo Zoo and the little one (gender still unknown) is up and about and enjoying her new family. The foal is Mabulu's first and can be viewed by visitors to the zoo as it sticks by its mum and the rest of the herd.
Above: Mabulu and her new foal - Photo Mogo Zoo Mabulu is a Plains Zebra (Equus burchellii) are are distributed in the wild to Southern Sudan and southern Ethiopia, east of the Nile River to southern Angola and northern Namibia and northern South Africa migrating annually across Namibia and Botswana in search of better grazing pastures, forming Africa’s longest land migration of over 400kms.
A Plains Zebra will normally have just the one foal with a typical gestation of 11 and a half months with the foal coming to maturity at 3-4yrs with a lifespan of 20-25 yrs. Mogo Zoo is a privately owned zoo that supports an amazing collection of endangered and exotic animal species and is open 9:00am to 5:00pm seven days a week (Closed on Christmas Day).