Zookeepers prevent the baby zebra from drowning after it fell into a watering hole in its enclosure in a dramatic video
- The panicked mother zebra tries to run towards the water after her newborn falls
- Floundering baby zebra can be making anguished sounds while fighting
- Zoo workers enter tentatively to save the newborn in front of the protective mother
Victoria Bell for Mailonline
The dramatic images show the moment when zoo workers save the newborn zebra a few seconds after birth.
The newborn stumbled over a watering hole after cutting the umbilical cord in an enclosure at the Valencia Bioparc zoo in eastern Spain.
The mother of the panicked newborn looked at the edge of the water while the baby struggled and emitted distressing sounds.
The zoo workers had been monitoring the birth like the zebra mother LaNina while she was in labor and they were available to help.
The newborn staggered toward the river after his mother pulled the cord.
Zebra foals usually start trying to stop and move a few seconds after being born and cut the umbilical cords.
The zebra colt was completely submerged and the staff had to enter, up to the chest, to prevent the baby from drowning when the terrified mother looked at him.
It is said that the newborn zebra got into the trough right after his mother ripped off the umbilical cord
Zoo workers can be seen on the film tentatively trying to get the zebra out while their protective mother intervenes
The zoo workers grab the animal that fights on both ends and manage to take it to the mainland
They also acted quickly when the newborn zebra, after cutting the umbilical cord, fell into a body of water inside the enclosure and could not get out.
In the video footage of the incident, the young foal is seen tripping over the water and emitting anguished panic sounds as it disappears underwater.
Zebra mother LaNina was in labor at the Valencia Bioparc zoo in eastern Spain. She was being monitored by zoo staff and zoo visitors
The protective mother gets into the water in an attempt to save her foal like two employees, pulls the intrepid young man by grabbing him by both ends.
Then they place him on the firm ground and quickly move away when the mother sees that her baby is safe and hurries and shows him affecting him by licking him.
It is said that the newborn and his mother are fine.
It is said that LaNina and her fault are fine. Zebra foals usually start trying to stand and move a few seconds after being free of their mother
The Bioparc Zoo in Valencia is located in the botanical garden of what used to be the Túria River.
It allows your animals to roam freely in a habitat similar to their natural environment.