Thursday, June 27, 2013

Two at the zoo, part two

Sube isn't the only new equine at the Denver Zoo.  On May 13, Topaz the Grevy's Zebra delivered her third foal, a filly now called Xena.
It's a fitting name.  At just nine days old, Xena is proving to be a true warrior princess.  She's big...
and sturdy...
 and full of sass!
Unlike quiet little Sube, Xena is a perpetual motion machine.
Not content to waste her time sleeping...
she's a rolling, 
scratching, 
exploring, 
racing,
and nursing fiend.
Poor Topaz!
I think she's got her work cut out for her with this one!

10 comments:

  1. Someone needs to make a zebra resin, zebras can be trained. That would be great for performance and there is lots of things for reference. Xena is the cutest thing.

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  2. The fur ridge on her back is ADORABLE.

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  3. Her teeny little stripes and teeny little hooves are adorable too!

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  4. Cute as well as incredible. First time I've ever seen a zebra's girth from below.

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  5. Hard to believe, but Xena was even cuter in person. I could have watched her antics all day, but in deference to the men, I "only" stayed by her pen for an hour or so. Didn't matter. As far as the guys were concerned that WAS all day.

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  6. She is sooo cute!!! I adore foals!

    I was wondering, I'm doing a project in my 4-h group on model horses. I have to do a display board and then I present it to a judge. I was wondering if I could use some your photos on my display board.

    thanks,
    Elizabeth

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    1. That would be fine, Elizabeth. If you can, take a picture of the display board when it's done. I'd love to see it!

      :)

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  7. The mare in the last pic's expression is priceless!

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  8. She's so adorable!! Thanks for sharing these wonderful photos. My two girls (ages 5 and 2) came running over to oooh and ahh too. ;)

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