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Baby animals

Take a look at the Zoo's newest arrivals!

A female blue duiker calf was born on June 21st, 2014. She has been named 'Kibibi,' which means "little lady" in Swahili-- a name truly befitting her size: at birth she weighed less than a pound! Among the smallest of the antelopes, even adult blue duikers weigh no more than 9 to 13 lbs. They inhabit forested areas throughout eastern, central and southern Africa. In spite of their small size blue duiker calves are able to run within 20 minutes of birth, but typically members of this species will freeze at the slightest sense of danger. Though "Kibibi" is not yet on exhibit, you can see a male blue duiker (uncle to this infant) in Rift Valley.

 


Two warthog piglest were born at the Zoo on Saturday, June 14. This is the second birth to mom, "Sekini." She keeps close guard over the infants. Dad, "Nikki," whose presence in their habitat might prove disruptive to their rearing, lives in the exhibit next door. Warthogs are wild members of the pig family and are found in grassland, savanna, and woodland in sub-Saharan Africa. The species is relatively widespread, abundant, and despite being hunted as food, there are no major threats to their population. Adults weigh 100 to 300 pounds - males generally outweigh females. The young are born after a 172 day pregnancy, and an average litter size is three.

 

 

  


Caribbean flamingo eggs and chicks. 

     

 


Tawny frogmouth chick.

 


Hornbill chick.