Hogle Zoo welcomes new Hartmann’s Zebra foal

Apr 27, 2022, 1:55 PM | Updated: Jun 20, 2022, 2:07 pm

(Utah's Hogle Zoo)...

(Utah's Hogle Zoo)

(Utah's Hogle Zoo)

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah’s Hogle Zoo is welcoming its newest addition — a Hartmann’s Zebra foal named Bryce.

She was born the night of April 14.

According to a press release Wednesday afternoon from the zoo, this is the third birth for mom, Ziva.

“Ziva is an experienced mother which means she does what comes naturally without much staff help,” said Michelle Olandese, an animal care supervisor.

Zoo officials described Ziva’s delivery as “textbook,” adding that Bryce was standing, nursing, and investigating her surroundings while staying close to her mom shortly after birth.

Ziva, who was born January 18, 2013 at the Louisville Zoo, came to the Hogle Zoo in 2014 on a breeding recommendation through the Species Survival Program, according to the release. She was then introduced to father, 7-year-old Scooby, who was born at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

Bryce is now the sixth Hartmann’s zebra at the zoo, joining Poppy, Scooby, Ziva, Archie and Zibby.

“As temperatures start to warm, Bryce and mom, Ziva can be seen at African Savanna exhibit, along with the rest of the herd!”

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