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Baby bongo born, more likely soon at Species Survival Center


December 20, 2017

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A bouncing baby bongo has been born in New Orleans.

The 46-pound female is from a highly endangered antelope subspecies. It's the first calf conceived at the Species Survival Center created by the Audubon Nature Institute and San Diego Zoo Global.

And more baby antelope are on their way, including two or three more Eastern bongo, curator Michelle Hatwood said Monday.

That's an excellent sign for a project to create large natural spaces where herds of antelope and giraffe can be comfortable and multiply.

In addition to the bongo, Hatwood said, three or four of the center...

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