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Louisville Zoo Welcomes New Zebra

Say howdy to Athena!

The Louisville Zoo welcomes the almost 2-year-old female Hartmann’s mountain zebra.

Athena comes to Louisville from the Virginia Zoo in Norfolk, VA. to be reunited with her sister; our other female zebra Azizi. Athena will join her sister; Azizi another female; Enid, and male zebra Gibbs in regular rotation in the zebra exhibit near the African Outpost.

Hartmann’s mountain zebras are found in dry, stony mountains and semideserts of southwest Africa and western Angola. No two zebras have identical stripe patterns. This makes it easier for members of a herd to recognize each other but harder for their main predator, the lion, to single one out. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species has them listed as vulnerable.

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