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Male zebra fails to revive dead pregnant female companion 

Tear-jerking video shows male zebra nudge his partner in the head in Namibia When she doesn't wake up he starts to use his mouth to try to rouse her  Female had died due to complications during child birth in Etosha National Park

By Charlie Moore For Mailonline

Published: 09:50 BST, 3 August 2017 | Updated: 10:08 BST, 3 August 2017

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This is the heartbreaking moment a zebra tried to wake up his female companion who had died during childbirth. 

The tear-jerking video shows the male zebra nudge his partner in the head in Namibia. 

When she doesn't wake up he starts to use his mouth to try to rouse her by nibbling on her cheek.

Wake up, my love: This is the heartbreaking moment a zebra tried to wake up his female companion who had died while pregnant

Wake up, my love: This is the heartbreaking moment a zebra tried to wake up his female companion who had died while pregnant

Lost: The female had died due to complications during child birth in Etosha National Park

Lost: The female had died due to complications during child birth in Etosha National Park

Heart-broken: The tear-jerking images show the male zebra nudge his partner in the head in Namibia

Heart-broken: The tear-jerking images show the male zebra nudge his partner in the head in Namibia

The zebra uses his teeth to pull the dead female's head in a final attempt to revive her. But his efforts are in vain.

The female had died due to complications during child birth in Etosha National Park.

When she doesn't wake up he starts to use his mouth to try to rouse her by nibbling on her cheek

When she doesn't wake up he starts to use his mouth to try to rouse her by nibbling on her cheek

Moving: The stirring images were captured biologist, naturalist and geographer Christophe Courteau

Moving: The stirring images were captured biologist, naturalist and geographer Christophe Courteau

Please wake up: Two zebras stand over the stricken female who lies flat on the desert

Please wake up: Two zebras stand over the stricken female who lies flat on the desert

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