WATCH: Brevard Zoo’s Four-Year-Old Antelope Deborah Gives Birth to Klipspringer Calf
By Space Coast Daily // April 25, 2021
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.
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