Milwaukee, WI – On Thursday, the Milwaukee County Zoo announced the tragic death of a zebra named Stuart. According to zoo officials, Stuart died on May 24 while “running and chasing impalas” in their habitat.
The release states:
Stuart inadvertently came in contact with a wire containment fence pole. The wire fencing surrounds the habitat. Despite immediate response from the veterinary team, he did not survive his injuries.
According to the zoo, Stuart had been in the habitat several times this year, as has been the case for the previous 4 summer seasons.
Stuart’s death is a heartbreaking loss for the animal care team.
Rest in peace, Stuart.
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