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Results are in - Zebra has a name!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

RESULTS ARE IN – ZEBRA HAS A NAME!   

Aldergrove – A big thanks to everyone who voted and helped us with choosing a name for our baby Zebra!

Our friends were invited to vote from September 1st to September 16th through a link on our Facebook page and our website.  Over 125 people participated in the survey and the selected name was “Kito”, meaning “jewel or precious child”.  Which we all think is a perfect fit for our young zebra boy!

Kito encourages you to come visit him soon as he is growing by leaps and bounds.

  

Interesting fact about zebra mothers are that they will keep a newborn foul separate from the herd for a period of time long enough for the calf to imprint its mother’s stripes (which are unique to her), smell, and call.

In addition the stripes are a particular type of camouflage called disruptive colouration, where the idea is to confuse the predator.  Not only do the stripes make it difficult to differentiate individuals, but when a herd runs away all of the stripes go in all different directions can cause a split-second hesitation on the part of the predator, allowing the zebras to escape.  Predators of the Zebra see in shades of black, white and grey.  A zebra is almost invisible to the human eye at night.


Media Contact: 

Jody Henderson
General Manager
Phone: 604.856.6825 ext 27
Email: jhenderson@gvzoo.com

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