Zebras conceive for 11 to 12 months. They usually give birth at night or foil when there are fewer predators in the vicinity. The female zebra usually distances itself from the animal and lies on its feet next to the bird, although some zebras could kill and stand. The newborn’s foal can stand up in an hour. According to Zebra LearningZone.com, zebras hire nurses for an average of 16 months.