The Heartwarming Reason Why Caregivers Need to Wear A Zebra Coat to Take Care of This Baby Zebra

8Diria was named after the ranch where he had been rescued

Diria was named after the ranch where he was rescued. He arrived into Sheldrick Wildlife Trust unit’s care at the end of February all fluffy and sporting brown and white stripes. Zebras are popularly known for their black and white stripped appearance, but when they are born, they are usually brown and white.

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Ever since Diria arrived in their care they have provided him with consistent care and mild feeds which he would have normally received from his mother. While attending to his needs and caring for him the keepers always adorned the specially-made black and white striped coat.

Diria was named after the ranch

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9The coat was specially designed so that Diria could imprint on it and not the person wearing it

Baby zebras instinctively imprint on the striped pattern of their mothers. The specially made coat was designed for this specific purpose. This would allow little Diria to follow his natural instincts and imprint on that instead of becoming too attached to anyone individual keeper. This technique was also employed by the organization with huge success over the years with many other rescued zebras’ that have now been released back into the wild.

Diria the zebra

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10Diria is one affectionate little baby

Diria is very affectionate with his caregivers s and besides his love for milk he also loves to affectionately nuzzle into them while they groom him. Sheldrick Wildlife Trust has also expressed their gratitude to the people who have generously contributed towards their organization: “With your support, we are proud to be in a position to help this baby boy after such a traumatic start to his life”.

Diria is one affectionate little baby

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11The Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

A representative of Sheldrick Wildlife Trust’s named Amie, explained: “The Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is a not-for-profit and one of East Africa’s oldest and pioneering conservation organizations that have worked for the protection and conservation of wildlife and wild habitats in Kenya for over 40 years”. She even spoke about the details on how the organization used innovative and proven solutions to prevent human-wildlife conflict, habitat destruction, drought, and wildlife poaching.

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