An endangered Grevy's zebra was born Monday at Busch Gardens Tampa's 65-acre Serengeti Plain. Within an hour after its birth the foal was able to stand on its own and nurse from its mother Brooke.
Brooke is a 13-year old Grevy's zebra and is welcoming her fifth foal. The new foal is the first offspring to father Two Step. The gestation period for Grevy's zebras is 13 months and the mothers typically give birth to only one foal at a time. In addition to the new foal, seven female and one male Grevy's zebras live on Busch Gardens' Serengeti Plain.
Busch Gardens' guests can view the zebra herd from the Edge of Africa, the Skyride or Serengeti Express train ride. For an even closer look, the Serengeti Safari offers an open-bed truck tour of the Serengeti Plain, with opportunities to get up-close to antelope, rhinos, zebras and even hand-feed giraffes.