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Your morning adorable: Zebra foal frolics at Munich's Hellabrunn Zoo

March 31, 2010 | 12:02 pm

Zebra foal Kanisha frolics in its enclosure for the first time at Hellabrunn Zoo 
in Munich, Germany

At the Hellabrunn Zoo in Munich, Germany, a 4-day-old zebra foal named Kanisha frolicked in her enclosure for the first time Wednesday morning.

In addition to its adorable new zebra, the Hellabrunn Zoo is also home to another famous animal baby: Jamuna Toni, the Asian elephant calf born there in December. Jamuna Toni's birth was big news in Munich because her mother, Panang, had experienced difficultly with previous pregnancies. To ensure Jamuna Toni's birth went off without a hitch, zoo staff taught Panang to do maternity exercises that looked remarkably like elephant yoga.

Another well-known zoo animal, Gianna the polar bear, also calls the Hellabrunn Zoo home -- but while her enclosure in Munich is being renovated, she's bunking at the Berlin Zoo with Knut, the polar bear who shot to stardom when his keeper decided to raise him after his mother rejected him as a cub.

Newborn zebras are able to walk 20 minutes after birth and can run within an hour. See another photo of Kanisha with her mother after the jump!

Zebra foal Kanisha at Hellabrunn Zoo 
in Munich, Germany

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-- Lindsay Barnett

Photos: Frank Leonhardt / European Pressphoto Agency

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