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New baby zebra at Utah’s Hogle Zoo goes for a sprint

The second Hartmann’s zebra born at the zoo this year, Archie is named after Arches National Park.

(Ed Kosmicki | Special to The Tribune) Two week old Archie, the second Hartmann's zebra born this year at the Hogle Zoo sprints into the flex yard Tuesday morning June 15, with his mother Poppy in tow. Archie was named for the Arches National Park near Moab and will eventually go to another zoo to start his own harem. Mountain zebras live in more mountainous regions in southwest Africa. Unlike other zebras, mountain zebras have a dewlap, the mane is short and they have very hard, pointed hooves. This species is threatened in the wild.

The second Hartmann’s zebra born this year at Utah’s Hogle Zoo made an appearance Tuesday. Archie, named after Arches National Park, was born on May 31 to first-time mother Poppy.

(Ed Kosmicki | Special to The Tribune) Two week old Archie, the second Hartmann's zebra born this year at the Hogle Zoo trots in the flex yard Tuesday morning June 15, with his mother Poppy in tow. Archie was named for the Arches National Park near Moab and will eventually go to another zoo to start his own harem. Mountain zebras live in more mountainous regions in southwest Africa. Unlike other zebras, mountain zebras have a dewlap, the mane is short and they have very hard, pointed hooves. This species is threatened in the wild.

“Archie is a very affectionate mama’s boy,” said zookeeper Michelle Olandese of Archie’s personality. “He gives Mom lots of love and nuzzles and is curiously exploring his new environment. He keeps Poppy on her toes with his energy and likes to show off his speed.”

Archie can be seen daily in the zoo’s flex yard, and should be joining the rest of the herd soon.

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