|Photo Credit: C. Thompson, Toronto Zoo|
TORONTO, ON, Thursday, August 18, 2016 : The Toronto Zoo is pleased to announce that Tori, a six year old female Grevy's zebra (Equus grevyi), gave birth to a filly on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 2:49 pm. This birth is important for Grevy's zebra conservation as the species is currently listed as Endangered on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species and, there are only approximately 2,000 left in the wild.
This is the second filly Tori has given birth to at the Toronto Zoo, the first being, Leia, in January of 2014 with Jake. This little filly began to walk ten minutes after she was born, which is an important milestone in her development. Both mom and filly are doing well and she is already starting to develop her own strong and confident personality, according to her Zoo Keepers.