Background information Edit
Zora was played by actress/stuntwoman Carol Daniels DeMent.
Zora's appearance bears little resemblance to the male Tiburonians seen, which combined with it only being said that she experimented on "subject tribes on Tiburon," leaves open the possibility that she was of another race. However, the final draft script of "The Savage Curtain" identifies her as a "Tiburon".
According to the novel Unspoken Truth, Zora was a provincial governor on Tiburon. There were some who tried to claim that she wasn't even a Tiburonian, that she came from offworld, but no one really knew.
The Starfleet Operations Manual implies that Zora was a member of the Ucali, a species that conquered Tiburon 1,400 years ago. Modern Tiburonese are described as hybrids of the native Tiburonese and their Ucali conquerors.