Zebra born at Africa Alive! at Kessingland, near Lowestoft

A north Suffolk wildlife park is celebrating a new arrival- a zebra foal.

The Chapman's zebra foal colt was born at Africa Alive! at Kessingland, near Lowestoft, on July 2.

A spokesman for the park said: 'The strong, healthy, and very cute, foal was born on the 2nd of July and is being closely watched over by his mother 'Mum' and father 'Cinnamon II' as well as the rest of the herd.'

'Cinnamon II' and 'Mum' were also born at the park in 1999 and 1997 respectively.

The colt was born after a gestation period lasting twelve months.

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He will suckle from his mother for at least six months but will also start to nibble grass after just a few days.

The park's latest arrival will be fully independent at about a year and sexually mature at two and a half years old.

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He can be seen with his parents and the other zebras on the 'Plains of Africa' feature in a seven acre setting.

The zebras mix with giraffes, white rhinos, Blesbok antelopes and ostriches, simulating a typical scene from the African plains.

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