Monarto zoo’s adorable one-day-old zebra has had to be put down.

The Advertiser has reported that the foal had to be humanely euthanised on Friday after zoo keepers “noticed it was struggling” and vets found an injury “that was drastically affecting the foal’s quality of life”.

We were about to give you the good news of its arrival and show you these adorable photos and video (above)  when the bad news came through on friday afternoon.