Zippy and daughter Zena were two rescued zebras living on a farm in Alabama. They were randomly shot late in February and police are still looking for details leading to an arrest of the killer. The zebras lived on a farm with many other rescued animals and were friendly with humans. Their deaths were likely not immediate, so they most likely suffered great pain prior to dying.
In Alabama, there have been other cases of pets being shot, but it is unclear whether this incident relates to the others, but the DA does not think that the killing of these zebras is related to the deaths of the other animals.
It takes a truly sick individual to take any life for any reason other than survival, but to kill animals for absolutely no reason makes me sad in ways that I cannot express.