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Name this zebra! Hogle Zoo asks public for suggestions to name baby animal

Baby zebra born January 15 at Utah's Hogle Zoo
Posted at 8:46 AM, Jan 28, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-28 15:20:22-05

A new zebra was born at Utah's Hogle Zoo earlier this month, and zookeepers are asking for the public's suggestions to name him.

The male zebra was born to parents Ziva and Scooby on January 15. Ziva, the mother, cleaned the baby zebra and helped him stand within 30 minutes of his birth.

"The two have spent this time bonding and the little guy has been getting acquainted with his neighbors on the Savanna. The father is Scooby - males are not involved in the rearing of their offspring," a news release from Hogle Zoo says.

Members of the public are asked to visit the zoo's Facebook page and leave a comment to suggest a name for the baby zebra.

According to the zoo, the new zebra is the fourth Hartmann's Mountain zebra to be born at the zoo, and the other three were sired by Ziggy.

"Mountain zebras live in more mountainous regions in southwest Africa. Unlike other zebras, mountain zebras have a dewlap, the mane is short and they have very hard, pointed hooves. This species is threatened in the wild," the news release says.