WATCH: Brevard Zoo’s Four-Year-Old Antelope Deborah Gives Birth to Klipspringer Calf

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calf weighed just 27.5 ounces at birth

ABOVE VIDEO:  A tiny antelope was born at Brevard Zoo on the evening of April 15 to four-year-old mother Deborah and six-year-old father Ajabu.

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – A tiny antelope was born at Brevard Zoo on the evening of April 15 to four-year-old mother Deborah and six-year-old father Ajabu.

The klipspringer calf weighed just 27.5 ounces at birth and appears to be in good health.

The youngster, who does not yet have a name, is nursing well and will spend several weeks bonding with Deborah in a behind-the-scenes area before making his debut.

He is the ninth klipspringer to be born at the Zoo. This species of antelope typically gives birth to one calf at a time, who will weigh between 18 and 40 pounds as a full-grown adult.

Klipspringer lives in rocky areas of sub-Saharan Africa, where they are known for their surefootedness. The species does not face any major threats but is sometimes hunted by humans for its meat and hide.

This species of antelope typically gives birth to one calf at a time, who will weigh between 18 and 40 pounds as a full-grown adult. (Brevard Zoo image)
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