Como Park Zoo names new zebra Autumn

Como Park Zoo and Conservatory announced that its newest zebra, born on the first day of fall —Sept. 22 — has appropriately been named “Autumn.”

The zoo’s zebra “Thelma” gave birth to the healthy foal, who was sired by “Ulysses,” the zoo said. “Aurora” and “Minnie” are also members of the growing herd, according to Como Zoo.

The zebra herd can be seen in the outdoor zebra and kudu exhibit daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the zoo said.

Autumn’s stripes will turn from brown to black once she is between 9 and 18 months old.

Zebras are pregnant for 10 to 12 months, according to the zoo. The zebras at Como Zoo — Grant’s zebras — are commonly found in the grassy plains of Eastern Africa, Como said.

According to Como Zoo, its zebras are part of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums Species Survival Plan breeding population.