- Associated Press - Thursday, June 5, 2014

PALM DESERT, Calif. (AP) - An endangered baby zebra has been born at Southern California zoo.

The Living Desert Zoo in Palm Desert announced Wednesday that its Grevy’s zebra, Natalia, gave birth to a 99-pound male foal.

The foal was born May 30 and has not been named yet. This is Natalia’s third foal.

The zoo’s president and CEO, Allen Monroe, says the zoo participates in a plan with others around the world to preserve the Grevy’s zebra and promote genetic diversity within captive populations.

There are now four zebras at the zoo.

According to the website of the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., Grevy’s zebras are native to northern Kenya and southern and eastern Ethiopia. The animals are listed as endangered by the World Conservation Union.

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