SALT LAKE CITY

Utah’s Hogle Zoo welcomes baby zebra to its herd

Aug 1, 2022, 11:30 AM
the new hogle zoo zebra baby is pictured in front of his mom....
The baby zebra is pictured with his mother. (Utah's Hogle Zoo)
(Utah's Hogle Zoo)

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah’s Hogle Zoo welcomed a baby zebra in July and now welcomes visitors to see the new addition. The baby zebra’s name will be decided through a public auction, the proceeds of which will go toward the care of the zoo’s zebra herd.

The baby zebra, called a foal, was born over Pioneer Day weekend on July 23. The zoo said the foal is a male and weighs 87 pounds.

24-hour cameras captured the foal’s birth and the milestones he later hit. The zoo said he had a normal birth and has been making all the progress he should be.

“It is so important that we give mom and baby space and time to naturally connect in this start of life. The 24-7 observation of the baby hitting its healthy milestones via cameras has taught us a great deal about these first moments that are rarely captured. We look forward to sharing our new addition with other children and parents and educating and connecting guests to the importance of preserving zebras in the wild,” said Bob Cisneros, associate director of Utah’s Hogle Zoo Animal Care.

Utah’s Hogle Zoo provided the photos below of the baby and his mother.

His parents are five-year-old Poppy and seven-year-old Scooby, who were paired based on a recommendation by the Species Survival Program.

The foal joins the Hogle Zoo zebra herd, which is made up of seven other Hartmann’s zebras.

Visitors to the zoo can see the foal starting today, August 1, at the African Savanna exhibit.

The zoo’s auction to name the foal is open until August 5. The winner will also get to meet the foal and have breakfast on a terrace in the African Savanna exhibit.

Related: Hogle Zoo welcomes new Red Panda in effort to conserve the species

Today’s Top Stories

Salt Lake City

A 78-year-old man is in critical condition after the vehicle he was driving struck a TRAX train Tue...
Mark Jones

Man injured after vehicle collides with TRAX train

A 78-year-old man is in critical condition after the vehicle he was driving struck a TRAX train on Tuesday afternoon.
1 day ago
A plow truck driver plows after a snowstorm in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021....
Kate Davis, Amie Schaeffer

Tracking snowplows in SLC

Salt Lake City has a fleet of 45 snowplows available for dispatch during winter storms that can be tracked in real-time by residents.
1 day ago
Primary Children's Medical Center has canceled some scheduled surgeries and other procedures this w...
Simone Seikaly

Citing rising RSV cases, Primary Children’s delaying some surgeries

Primary Children's is delaying pre-scheduled and non-emergency procedures that would require an inpatient stay.
2 days ago
Mountain Green Fire Protection District said neighbors reported a burning trash can next to a home ...
Waverly Golden

Trash can on fire at Cottonwood Heights home safely extinguished

Mountain Green Fire Protection District said neighbors reported a burning trash can next to a home in the Cottonwoods on Nov. 25. 
4 days ago
Travelers at Salt Lake City International Airport. (KSL-TV)...
Aimee Cobabe

Utah travelers can expect crowds and delays

Utah traveler may run into delays while travelling for the holidays. Utah roads will see many travelers and the highways will see a heavier commute.
7 days ago
Police have several different kinds of items that have been taken or found. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)...
Elizabeth Weiler

Lost an item? Contact police before they dispose of it

West Bountiful Police Department are asking people who have lost items to check with them before Dec. 1 when they will dispose of unclaimed items.
7 days ago

Sponsored Articles

Happy joyful smiling casual satisfied woman learning and communicates in sign language online using...
Sorenson

The best tools for Deaf and hard-of-hearing workplace success

Here are some of the best resources to make your workplace work better for Deaf and hard-of-hearing employees.
Team supporters celebrating at a tailgate party...
Macey's

8 Delicious Tailgate Foods That Require Zero Prep Work

In a hurry? These 8 tailgate foods take zero prep work, so you can fuel up and get back to what matters most: getting hyped for your favorite
christmas decorations candles in glass jars with fir on a old wooden table...
Western Nut Company

12 Mason Jar Gift Ideas for the 12 Days of Christmas [with recipes!]

There are so many clever mason jar gift ideas to give something thoughtful to your neighbors or friends. Read our 12 ideas to make your own!
wide shot of Bear Lake with a person on a stand up paddle board...

Pack your bags! Extended stays at Bear Lake await you

Work from here! Read our tips to prepare for your extended stay, whether at Bear Lake or somewhere else nearby.
young boy with hearing aid...
Sorenson

Accommodations for students who are deaf and hard of hearing

These different types of accommodations for students who are deaf and hard of hearing can help them succeed in school.
Young woman receiving laser treatment...
Form Derm Spa

How facial plastic surgery and skincare are joining forces

Facial plastic surgery is not only about looking good but about feeling good too. The medical team at Form Spa are trained to help you reach your aesthetic outcomes through surgery and through skincare and dermatology, too.
Utah’s Hogle Zoo welcomes baby zebra to its herd