Men rush to save a helplessly drowning newborn zebra, but its mom's reaction goes viral

Pedro Marrero
Oct 15, 2018
06:01 A.M.

If you think that animals in captivity are not free from danger, think twice.


Only a couple of days ago there was an unexpected event at the zoo in Valencia, Spain, in which a baby zebra almost lost its life, if not for the quick intervention of the staff of the establishment.

According to WeLoveAnimals, Zookeepers saved the life of a newborn zebra that accidentally fell into the pond after being born, the park reported in a statement.

La Niña, one of the zebras that live in the area of the savanna of Bioparc, went into labor about 2.45 pm and the park activated the protocol of the technical department, which, in these cases, involves observing and confirming that the life opens its way in the most natural way.


However, after shedding the umbilical cord and the placenta, the newborn fell into the water accidentally and was in danger of drowning. Follow us on Twitter for more @amomama_usa.

Source: YouTube/ Faisal B. Khan

Source: YouTube/ Faisal B. Khan


Therefore, Bioparc professionals decided to act to ensure the well-being of the animal and it was decided that two caregivers should enter the pond, driving away the nervous mother who was also trying to enter the water to help her newborn baby.

Happy ending

In a few seconds, they managed to catch the foal and leave it to safety, a moment in which the mother began to lick it carefully to verify that it was well.

Source: YouTube/ Faisal B. Khan

Source: YouTube/ Faisal B. Khan


With the "happy ending" the visitors and park staff breathed a sigh of relief and showed their joy and excitement with applause and congratulations, according to the same sources.

After a quiet night, the foal and the female are well and instinctively the boy follows his mother, who maintains protection and breastfeeding on demand, while the other foal that was born in July and the rest of the herd, can´t hide their curiosity for the newcomer, they have confirmed.

Source: Freepik

Source: Freepik


The people in charge of the Zoo of Valencia communicated through their social media that La Niña and her small calf, which turned out to be a male, are completely well and out of danger.

The mother, La Niña, arrived in 2007 from the Halle Zoo (Germany) and the father, Zambé, was transferred from Safari de Peaugres (France) in 2012.

Source: Freepik

Source: Freepik


The rescue video went viral in a few hours, getting millions of views on social networks, where more than one was grateful, because the incident with this small animal ended in the best way possible, without much to regret, except for one good diving by the caregivers.

This rescue reminds us of a tourist that saved an impala after it got stuck in the mud at Kruger National Park. The special moment was captured on camera and soon became viral.


The man was praised for his selfless act, especially since it was not an easy task. He had to have enough strength to pull the animal out without falling into the mud himself.

If the man did not save the helpless animal, it could have died because of starvation or predators could have attacked it. Fortunately, even though it looked exhausted, the impala stood up and walked off its limp legs to be reunited with its herd.

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