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Cory's Corner: Baby zebra naming at Phoenix Zoo


FOX 10's Cory McCloskey watches as Masika the zebra chooses a name for her foal on Wednesday. 

The baby Grevy's zebra can be seen along the Africa Trail at the Phoenix Zoo.

Zookeepers had Masika choose from three bags of treats that were labeled with a name selected by the Zoo's hoofstock team. The Masika chose from Pembe, Akili and Bakari.

The winning name was: Bakari, which is Swahili for "One who will succeed."

Every Grevy's zebra's birth is a symbol that the species has a chance to rebuild and survive. This foal will carry on the task to represent his species.

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