“Little Diria – named after the ranch where he was rescued – arrived into our care at the end of February, fluffy and sporting brown and white stripes (Zebras are famous for their black and white striped appearance, however when they are born they are in brown and white),” they went on to say.
Facebook; Little Diria is pictured above
“Since then we have provided Diria with the constant company (and milk feeds) he would have received from his mother, with our keepers even wearing a specially made coat when they are caring for him.”
“Zebra foals imprint on their mother’s striped pattern and the coat allows Diria to imprint as nature intended, without him becoming too attached to any one individual.”
Facebook; Little Diria and one of the people who take care of him are pictured above together
“A technique we have successfully employed over the years with other rescued zebras, who are now living wild.”
“Diria is incredibly affectionate with his carers and, perhaps with the exception of his milk, loves nothing more than nuzzling into them as they comfortingly groom him.”
“With your support, we are proud to be in a position to help this baby boy after such a traumatic start to his life.”
You can also adopt one of their orphaned babies such as an elephant, rhino or giraffe, and you will get a monthly update on your baby, access to special content like a diary from their zookeepers, videos, photos, and a monthly watercolor drawing!
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