A polka-dotted baby zebra has been found, and it is just about the cutest thing EVER!
This little guy (girl?) lives in the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya, and has become somewhat of a celebrity.
It’s name is Tira, and people have been flocking to the reserve to check out this cute little baby.
Baby zebras are normally born with black and white stripes — just like its parents. But, Tira has a black coat — sometimes it looks a little chocolate in color — with white polka dots.
It is very rare for a zebra to be born with a variance in their coat, and UNFORTUNATELY these baby zebras only live about 6 months or less.
It is thought that this is because of the “abnormality of their nature.”
Tira was named after the LUCKY tour guide who first spotted the foal, Antony Tira.
At first, the tour guide thought that the unique foal has been painted or marked for some purposes.Awesome Inventions
After looking a bit closer, Tira noticed that the baby foal was, indeed, a “blacker” newborn. His spotted coat was natural!
I’m a sucker for cute and unusual animals! Have you checked out the baby PINK DOLPHIN that lives right in Louisiana? I need to see it in real life!