What is a baby zebra called?
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What is a baby zebra called?

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A baby zebra is called a foal. A foal stays with its mother alone, separate from the herd, for a few days after its birth to learn her unique scent. A harem is a group of several female zebras with offspring that are protected by a single male.

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A healthy adult zebra can go without water for up to five days, but nursing females require water every other day. Zebras use their hooves to dig to find water. When resources are scarce, female zebras with offspring group with bachelor males and leave the herd to find the water they need and the nutrient-rich, short green grass they prefer.

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