Sad news for Paignton Zoo as baby zebra put to sleep

The foal and mother on Sunday
(Last Updated On: November 13, 2014)

Paignton Zoo have announced the death of their latest arrival, a zebra foal.

The foal was born at the zoo on Sunday 9th November.

The news on abbounced Facebook yesterday:

“Paignton Zoo Environmental Park is sad to announce the death of the zebra foal born on 9 November.

“The foal’s mother, Taru, has successfully reared in the past however, on this occasion she seemingly would not allow the foal to feed. The keepers and vets stepped in and started to give supplementary feeds, but unfortunately she became too weak so the difficult decision was made to put her to sleep at the end of the second day.

“When you work with animals there are ups and downs, all the more so when you are working with endangered species”

The foal and mother on Sunday

The foal and mother on Sunday

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