Two young zebras from one of Sonoma County’s favorite destination spots, Safari West, have made the move to the big city - the city of Oakland's zoo that is - doubling the number of zebras at the 100-acre park to four.
According to a zoo press release, the new males named Beaker and Bettlejuice were slowly introduced to their herd-mates, two females in their 20s named Stormy and Jumoke, and are doing "very well."
The pair was selected to join the herd because in the wild a natural herd consists of four or more zebras, led by a male stallion and, say staff, "introducing two younger males would be easiest on our older ladies."
The animals can be seeing daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the zoo's African Savanna section, 9777 Golf Links Road, Oakland. Find out more information at www.oaklandzoo.org.