South Florida’s Lion Country Safari preserve welcomes baby zebra

LOXAHATCHEE, Fla. — A South Florida wildlife preserve announced the birth of a zebra on Thursday.

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Officials at Lion Country Safari, located in Palm Beach County between West Palm Beach and Lake Okeechobee, announced that a baby plains zebra was born at the preserve on Sunday, WPTV reported.

The foal and its mother are visible to visitors, who roam the preserve in their vehicles. The pair can be seen in the Hwange section of the park, according to the television station.

Park officials said that zebras give birth to one foal after 11 to 13 months of gestation, WPEC-TV reported. A foal can weigh between 55 and 88 pounds and is able to walk and run within an hour after birth, according to the television station.

Lion Country Safari, which opened in 1967, has 60 zebras under its care, WPTV reported.

According to its website, Lion Country Safari is home to hundreds of wild animals and 90 species, which include zebras, lions, giraffes, rhinos and chimpanzees.

“We are so excited to share that we have welcomed a new baby zebra to our herd!” the park wrote in a Facebook post.