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Hartmann's mountain zebra passes away

01/23/2017 - The ABQ BioPark Zoo is sad to announce the passing of Mooi, a male Hartmann’s mountain zebra.

Mooi died on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, in the habitat he shared with two female zebras. Zoo staff checked in with the zebras at 3:30 p.m. and everything in the habitat was normal. At a 4:50 p.m. check, the deceased zebra was discovered. It appears Mooi ran into a fence in the enclosure and possibly sustained an injury to his neck. Animals can become spooked and their “fight or flight” instinct compels them to start to run. The three zebras arrived in mid-November and were new to the ABQ BioPark. The zoo is awaiting final necropsy results.