Asha, Zebra Foal, Makes Debut at Animal Kingdom

Disney recently shared news about a Hartmann Mountain Zebra foal being born at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, now they’ve named the foal and she has debuted at the park despite closures.

The zebra’s name is Asha, which means “hope” in Sanskrit, and “life” in Swahili, and it was chosen by Walt Disney World Cast Members, who had a chance to vote on potential names.

Zoological Manager Meaghan McCarthy was on hand for the special moment and says Asha excitedly ventured onto the savanna along with her mom, Heidi.

Hartmann’s mountain zebras are found in sub-Saharan Africa and are a vulnerable species due to habitat loss and hunting.

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