What Is a Young Zebra Called?

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Baby zebras, like horses, are referred to as colts or foals, according to the site BabyAnimalz.com. Baby zebras are also called “cubs,” according to worldstory.net, a site that provides information about animals from the Savanna.

When baby zebras are born, a mother zebra, according OuttoAfrica.com, steers clear of all other zebras, including her own family members, in order for her foal to become acclimated to her. This process happens in the first three days of the foal’s life, and allows the baby to learn to recognize its mother’s scent, voice, and appearance. Male foals bond with their fathers, then join up with other bachelor male foals at one year old and more, before heading up their own families.