Zebra Babies


Baby zebras are called foals. When foals are born, even though they are very small, their legs are almost as long as their mothers’ legs. Zebra foals can stand by the time they are 15 minutes old, and run within an hour!

This foal has begun to run with the herd.

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When the foals are older, they will join the herd and play with other young zebras. But their mothers and other adults will still watch over the youngsters and keep them safe. When danger is near, adult zebras will crowd around the foals to protect them, guarding them with their bodies.

I don’t think I could run like that when I was an hour old. Maybe 2 hours old.