The Gulf Breeze Zoo is expanding again, but not in land mass. Two rare Grévy Zebras were born within hours of each other from two different moms, Blitz and Twitch. Both babies are called “colts” because they have been identified as being male.
The new Zebra moms and colts are being kept in an area all to themselves, “so they can concentrate on just being moms,” said
Zookeeper Christy Barnes.
Barnes is responsible for the Zoo’s large mammals to include the rhinos, deer, antelope, hippos, watusi, gorillas, chimps, and kudu. Barnes also said that a Zebra mom can be aggressive toward other animals if she feels that the colt is being threatened, hence the separate area just off the boardwalk.
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