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Habitat

These zebra are native to savannah habitats.

Wild Diet

Mainly grass, and occasionally shrubs.

Behaviour

The striking black and white markings of these sociable animals act as amazing camouflage when a herd of zebras stand together – as it is hard to tell where one animal ends and another one begins. Zebra families will often join up with other zebra, wildebeest and antelope to form ‘super-herds’ during a constant migration, where they travel thousands of miles in search of fresh green pastures.

Breeding

These zebras don’t have mating seasons, but most births will occur during rainy periods. One foal will be born after a gestation period of 13 months. A foal will stand to suckle soon after birth, and will start to graze at two weeks old.

Threats

Predators of the zebra include lions, hunting dogs, leopards and cheetahs. When threatened these zebras will form a semi-circle, facing their attackers, and when a member of their herd is injured, the rest of the zebra will encircle it for protection.

How do I adopt a zebra

First choose the adoption package you wish to purchase and then make your animal selection.

Adoptions apply to the species rather than individual animals. This is because our animals may move to other zoos as part of breeding programmes.

Adopt a meerkat

ADOPTION PACK - £30

  • An adopter's certificate
  • A fact sheet about your chosen animal ​
  • Your name on an adopter's plaque, located near your chosen animal
  • A thank you letter
  • A photograph of your chosen animal

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Adopt a ring tailed lemur

Junior adoption gift box - £54

Includes all items within the adoption pack plus:

  • A soft toy of your chosen animal
  • One junior entrance ticket to Newquay Zoo
  • All packed in a presentation box

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Adopt a red panda

Adult adoption gift box - £59

Includes all items within the adoption pack plus:

  • A Newquay Zoo travel mug
  • One adult entrance ticket to Newquay Zoo
  • All packed in a presentation box

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