Zebra Ayo was born in a zoo in Germany. He had a front hoof that was growing very crooked from birth. It does not look good for them to keep a zebra with a seemingly damaged and crooked hoof, so they decided pretty soon to get rid of him. We managed to keep the hoof in good condition ever since through the hard terrain he loved to stay in. Only one time was specialist care needed to trim the bad hoof (SLU Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, kindly helped him). He died suddenly on the pasture without any previous signs of being ill. (Chapman’s zebra, Equus quagga chapmani)


Afro was also a surplus zebra from a larger German zoo. He lived at a riding scool in Germany for many years and was gelded at young age. When the riding scool closed due to the selling of the rented property, all horses had to be sold quickly. He lived happy together with Ayo and the horse herd for many years. He died of high age and presumably an infection he effectivly hided from our knowledge. When wild prey animals get’s sick, they hardly show any signs of weakness, sadly until it’s to late to help them. (Grant’s zebra, Equus quagga boehmi)

We have also cared for two more zebra stallions, one from a German circus. And one originated from a zoo in the Czech Republic. (Maneless zebras, Equus quagga borensis)