During a foal’s first two days of life, the mother keeps him close and limits direct contact with the other zebras so that he learns to identify her by sight, smell and sound. However, those single-toe hooves were made for walking, and within 15 minutes from birth, the foal is able to stand up on his own. Within an hour, he is walking and able to accompany his mother as she rejoins the herd.
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The photo was taken during January 2014 in Mabula Private Game Reserve, Bela-Bela, Limpopo, South Africa.