The Heartwarming Reason Why Caregivers Need to Wear A Zebra Coat to Take Care of This Baby Zebra
These days the headlines of almost every single news channel highlights the raging coronavirus pandemic. Besides this, any other news will seem like a breath of fresh air and even more so when it involves cute animals. With that being said a post about an adorable baby zebra which was rescued, was shared by Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, an animal conservationist NGO in Kenya. The Facebook message provided the details of the rescue operation about where they saved a beautiful zebra foal. The foal, unfortunately, lost his mother to pride of hunting lions.
1The little Zebra was an orphan
The details of this story about this little baby zebra is really quite interesting because although he lost his mother, he was saved and is now being taken care of in a rather intriguing way.
On their social media The post read- “A herd of goats played their part in saving this baby zebra’s life. It is still a delicate time for this orphaned male zebra, who when only a few days old, if that, endured a near-death experience with lions, that sadly left him orphaned”.
2Diria was saved by a herd of goats
When herdsmen were out with their goats grazing on a ranch bordering the Tsavo East, they suddenly were given a big scare. A zebra and her foal came running out of the bushes with lions chasing behind them. Fortunately, they ran right past them, but the lions soon caught and killed the mother. The baby zebra then instinctively ran into the nearest herd (their goat herd) for shelter and protection.
3The herders sympathized with Diria’s circumstances and rescued him
The herders took sympathy on the infant’s plight and allowed him to walk with them and even gave him some goat milk. They then took the foal to KWS rangers in the area. Since the foal was now without a mother and in need of protection and milk, KWS brought the foal to Sheldrick Trust’s Voi Regeneration Unit. They felt that he’d have a better chance at life there.