Reid Park Zoo zebra dies in accident

zebraOn Monday, Reid Park Zoo officials announced the death of a male Grevy’s zebra. The young zebra, named Ajani, was born at Reid Park Zoo and was 1 year and 7 months old.

According to officials, the zebra’s death occurred during preparation for routine, required vaccinations scheduled for Monday morning. Shortly after being separated from the rest of the herd, Ajani was suddenly startled by another zebra in an adjacent area and ran into a normal enclosure barrier, fracturing his neck. Zoo Keepers attempted to revive him, but his injury was too severe.