ZOO Zone

March 08, 2000

What's for dinner?

Zebras spend many hours grazing, always alert for predators. (animals that hunt zebra for food).

Seeing stripes!

A member of the horse family, the zebra lives in herds (groups of family members). The animal's sharp eyesight and hearing make it quick to warn others when enemies are near. The zebra's stripes help it confuse predators. The female zebra usually mates in spring. A single foal is born and up on its feet within an hour. After a few hours, it is ready to move with the herd, a natural behavior that protects the young from predators. Females give birth every one to three years. The Baltimore Zoo is expecting a newborn foal any day.

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