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July 22, 2003

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Tiffany Marie, the Pet of the Day
Name: Tiffany Marie
Age: Three and a half years old
Gender: Female
Kind: Grant Zebra
Home: Crescent City, Florida, USA
 
   Tiffany is a Grant Zebra filly. Zebras are wild animals and require a Class 3 license in the State of Florida. I have admired Zebras for many, many years. After developing a secure facility, I looked throughout the country for a Grant Zebra and was fortunate to locate twelve-week-old Tiffany Marie in Tennessee. I then bottle fed and spent an enormous amount of time with her which allowed her to bond with me. I groom her, take her for walks, lunge her and trim her feet.

    Tiffany is friendly with visitors, but usually at guarded distance. Whenever around Zebras, you always have to respect the fact that they are wild - not domesticated - animals and that their behavior is instinctive. They are not striped horses and do not respond the same. As a rule Zebras are not rideable as they associate weight on their backs with predators and danger, therefore, they are not what you would consider a typical pet. I have a mini-farm with 30 or so critters who are all special, but Tiffany Marie is the most special.

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