Citation is a female Damara zebra. She arrived at the Oregon Zoo in March 1999 until her death in April of 2013. At 37, she had been the oldest zebra in the entire U.S. zoo population. Citation was an easy-going, gentle-natured zebra that got along with all the species that shared her Africa Savanna habitat over the years: lesser kudu, gerenuk, hooded vultures — even an "ill-tempered Egyptian goose."
Citation was born at the Kansas City Zoo on Aug. 30, 1975. Former animal curator Jan Armstrong is believed to have named the frisky zebra calf after the famous racehorse Citation, a Triple Crown winner in 1948.