Rare Caspian Foal Born At Memphis Zoo

Hisan, a seven-year-old gray Caspian mare made history at the Memphis Zoo August 15 by giving birth to Xerxes, the first Caspian horse born in a U.S. zoo.

Named after predecessor of King Darius the Great of Persia, Xerxes (ZERK-CEES) was born at 6:40 p.m. The young colt was born weighing approximately 45 pounds.

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