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PICS: A Bongo Calf Has Been Born At Dublin Zoo

By katedemolder

January 26, 2017 at 1:05pm


A(n extremely cute) baby eastern bongo calf has been born at Dublin Zoo.

The new member of the family weighs in at just 15kg, and is the newest baby of mother Nanyuki and father Hodari. The eastern bongo species is classified as criitcally endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

The latest addition brings the number of the herd up to five members.

As they are commonly hunted for their horns and meat, it is reported that only between 75 and 140 eastern bongos currently exist in the wild. 

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The sex of the newborn is not yet known, as new-borns are quite shy, so keepers will have to wait a while until they get a good look. 

In the meantime, we have only pictures. But they're so cuuuuute, we don't really mind. 

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