Lincoln Park Zoo announces first baby of Spring

April 24, 2014 8:27:06 PM PDT
The Lincoln Park Zoo announced the first baby animal to be born this Spring.

The baby Klipspringer calf was born March 30th, and is the second calf born to its parents. Klipspringers are dwarf antelope found in central and eastern Africa, which weigh an average of 24 lbs. as adults.

"The klipspringer calf is healthy and eating well and, as a result, has almost doubled her weight since birth," said Mark Kamhout, Curator of Mammals at the zoo. ""Currently, the calf is being hand-reared by our animal care staff after the mother was unable to provide adequate care."

The calf will be reunited iwth its parents after it is able to fully navigate its exhibit.


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