An endangered Grévy's zebra was born in Rome.
The Bioparco di Roma has presented a baby zebra, named Fiamma, born at the zoo on the night between 27 and 28 August.
The 10-day-old foal, in excellent health, is a rare Grévy's zebra, or imperial zebra, a species threatened with extinction due to poaching, agriculture and loss of habitat.
Over the last 30 years the population has suffered an 80 per cent reduction, with only 3,000 animals left in the wild, in the savannahs of east Africa.
The Bioparco participates in international efforts to save the species, maintaining a group of zebras including Fiamma and her mother Bella, with the intention of repopulating African nature reserves in the future.
The Grévy's zebra is the largest and most threatened of the three zebra species, the other two being the plains zebra and the mountain zebra.
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