According to eyewitnesses, a young zebra passed away at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge yesterday.
The zebra was reportedly injured when it was chased by an ostrich into a fence and didn’t make it. Equine creatures like zebras are prone to serious injury, especially when running into something at their high running speeds.
The guest who reported it witnessed the sad incident yesterday morning and said that the Cast Member there was in “absolute tears.”
Though not confirmed, the zebra may have been Zarina, who was born last October and named in honor of the 50th anniversary since Zarina means “golden one” in Persian and the 50th is the golden anniversary.
Zarina was a Hartmann’s mountain zebra born to mom Zoey. The Hartmann’s mountain zebra is classified as a vulnerable species.
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