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Photos: First Zebra Baby Born At Lincoln Park Zoo Since 2012

By Mae Rice in Arts & Entertainment on Jun 22, 2016 5:25PM

Photo by Todd Rosenberg / Lincoln Park Zoo

Over Father's Day weekend, a zebra at the Lincoln Park Zoo—Webster, age 5—became a father himself. On Saturday, nine-year-old Adia (also a zebra) gave birth to her third child, and Webster's first, a female zebra foal.

The foal is the first one that's been born at Lincoln Park Zoo since 2012, and she's an important addition to the waning Grevy's zebra population. Grevy's zebras, which are native to eastern Africa, are endangered due to hunting and habitat loss. There are only about 2,000 Grevy's zebras left, according to the African Wildlife Foundation.

The baby is as yet unnamed—which means that she, too, could be named Alexander Camelton. Not as punny when it's a zebra, but we're still here for it.

Here's one more adorable photo of the newborn zebra for the road. It looks like she's putting a lot of thought into how standing up works, and we relate:

Photo by Todd Rosenberg / Lincoln Park Zoo