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Eco-photos of the week: July 18-24

By: Catie Leary on July 23, 2010, 7:08 a.m.
Baby zebra peers out from under an adult zebra in Rome

Photo: ZUMA Press

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New baby zebra

A 5-day-old zebra was introduced to zoo visitors in Rome, Italy, this week. The adorable foal was on his feet within just a few hours of birth at the Rome Bioparco Zoo. He braved the scorching heat and proudly showed off his brown stripes as he posed for photos with his mother, Wendy, and father, Chucky.

The little zebra has not yet been given a name, so the zoo is launching an Internet competition to encourage people to send in suggestions. A name will be chosen later this month.