New baby at Chicago zoo is 109 pounds, wears stripes

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Posted: Jun 22, 2016 6:31 PM
New baby at Chicago zoo is 109 pounds, wears stripes

CHICAGO (AP) — The newest resident of Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo wears stripes and weighs in at 109 pounds.

The unnamed foal is a Grevy's (GREH'-veez) zebra, the third born to 9-year-old Adia (AH'-dee-uh). Zoo staff arrived early Saturday to find the newborn already standing with her mother in their habitat.

For now, the foal has brown stripes. Zoo curator Dave Bernier (BUR'-neer) says they'll turn black after about two years.

The zebra is native to eastern Africa and is endangered in the wild because of hunting and habitat loss. Lincoln Park Zoo is part of a nationwide conservation effort to save the animals.