A zebra on the Milwaukee County Zoo died Wednesday after running right into a fence submit in his enclosure, the zoo introduced Thursday.
Stuart the zebra was “exploring, running and chasing the impalas” within the zoo’s Impala Plains habitat when he hit a fence pole surrounding the exhibit, according to a zoo blog post. The zebra was born in 2018 and got here to the zoo a yr later.
After the accident, the zoo’s impalas have been introduced inside into the heated Hoof Stock barn, the place they spend their time whether or not the climate is under 50 levels, in accordance with the zoo.
The zoo mentioned the “tragic accident is a heartbreaking loss for the animal care crew, and for everybody who cares concerning the zoo’s animals.”
“The focus now is on the wellbeing of the impalas and the ostriches who share the habitat,” the zoo added in its weblog submit.