Mogo Wildlife Park celebrates ‘perfect birth’ of Subira the zebra

The latest addition to the zebra herd at a New South Wales zoo is settling in well after a "perfect birth", a keeper says.

Subira was born to mother Katali late last month at Mogo Wildlife Park, on the state's South Coast.

He is the first foal sired by a stallion introduced at the park 18 months ago and zookeeper Chad Staples says the park's population is starting to resemble what can be seen in the wilds of Africa.

"There aren't that many zebras in Australia," he said.

Mr Staples said Subira – a Swahili word for "patience" – was born without human assistance in the manner that would be expected in a zebra's natural habitat.

"Mares give birth at night," he said.

"We get the real excitement in the morning seeing this beautiful foal with mum, already.

"It's a very secretive process.


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