Orlando, Florida – Late last week, a young zebra died in a tragic incident at Disney World. Animal Kingdom park visitors who witnessed the incident on Thursday morning told news agencies that the zebra got spooked when two ostriches were let into the safari area.
The frightened animal bolted…running at full speed into a gate. Park officials desperately tried to save the injured zebra, but they were unsuccessful.
In an email to WESH News, a Disney spokesperson said:
“We are heartbroken over the loss of our Hartmann’s mountain zebra that passed away yesterday, and we ask that you keep our dedicated animal care Cast Members in your thoughts.”