Like most animal babies, baby zebras are very small at birth. But unlike most baby animals, zebra foals are born with legs that are already almost as long as their mother’s. While you might think this makes it hard for young zebras to move around, it doesn’t seem to faze them much. These little foals are able to stand up on their own within just fifteen minutes of being born! By the time they are an hour old, they can even run around with ease.

As foals get older, they often play with the other young zebras in their herd, zigging and zagging across the plains of Africa that are their home. When a foal has grown up into an adult zebra, it usually moves away to join a new family. Young males are known to form groups with others around their age. They often practice fighting and running, just like when they were younger.