Como welcomes baby zebra Ruckus

Posted on 08 October 2014 by robwas66

IOC10_14BabyZebraOn a weekend last month a baby zebra was born at Como Zoo. When the zookeepers arrived Sunday morning they discovered the foal up, walking strong and closely shadowing its mother, Thelma. [spacer height=”-10px”]
The birth of the foal was not a surprise. “Thelma was getting very big, we knew it was a matter of days before her baby would make its appearance” said Allison Jungheim, Senior Zookeeper at Como Zoo. “There were no complications and mother and baby appear to be doing great.” [spacer height=”-10px”]
Como Zoo turned over the naming rights of its baby zebra to Facebook fans and the fans have responded; nearly 3,000 times. With 42% of the votes, the name “Ruckus” is now bestowed upon the little male zebra. The other names offered in the online contest were ZigZag with 33% of the votes and Mayhem with a respectable 25% of the votes.[spacer height=”-10px”]
Baby zebras are something Como Zoo has experience caring for. Just in July another of Como’s zebras named Minnie gave birth to a female named Melee. [spacer height=”-10px”]
Mothers and babies can be seen by the public in the outdoor Zebra and Kudu exhibit daily 10am-6pm.

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