Visit the Baby Zebra at BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo! BREC's Baton Rouge recently welcomed a new baby zebra. The foal is now on exhibit with its mother. The baby, whose gender is still unknown, is the first zebra born at the zoo since 2012.
Zebras experience a gestation period of about a year. Once the foal is born, it stands almost immediately and is capable of eating grass within a week. They typically live in small family groups consisting of one male, several females and their young. Even when joining other groups, the family members will remain close to each other.