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Meet Rey, the Toronto Zoo's new endangered baby zebra

Step aside pandas, a new black-and-white baby is stealing the spotlight at the Toronto Zoo.

The Grevy's zebra filly was born on July 26, zookeepers say

This is little Rey the Grevy zebra. The filly was born in late July and was walking around just 10 minutes later. (The Toronto Zoo/Facebook)

Step aside pandas, a new black-and-white baby animal is stealing the spotlight at the Toronto Zoo.

Rey, an endangered Grevy's zebra filly, was born at the zoo on July 26 and started to walk just 10 minutes later, the zoo said in a news release. The baby zebra has also started to develop her own "strong and confident" personality.

Zoo staff say the foal is the second little girl that mom, Tori, has given birth to, after Leia, who was born in January of 2014. 
Rey is the second filly born to six-year-old Tori. (The Toronto Zoo/Facebook)

Tori, who is six years old, and Rey are both doing well, according to zoo staff. 

Grevy zebras are currently listed as endangered on the International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List of Threatened Species. The Toronto Zoo is part of a program working to save the species from extinction. Grevy's zebras are primarily found in Kenya and Ethiopia, but only about 2,000 of them are left in the wild, according to the IUCN.

The zoo said Rey and Tori will both be on display periodically, so visitors will be able to get a look at them in the coming weeks. 

Zoo staff say that Rey is already developing a 'strong and confident' personality. (The Toronto Zoo/Facebook)

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