Eastern bongo calf debuts in UK

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Added On October 11, 2019

One of the world’s rarest mammals, the eastern bongo antelope,has made its public debut at Chester Zoo in northern England.
 
The calf was born on September 4,and is also the first eastern bongo antelope born at the northern England zoo for 11 years.
 
Eastern bongo, also known as the mountain bongo, is the world's largest forest-dwelling antelope. However, its population has been decimated by human hunting and habitat loss due to agriculture and uncontrolled timber felling.
 
Eastern bongo has been classified as critically endangered by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature.
 
With only 70 left in East Africa, the birth of the calf at Chester Zoo has been regarded as incredibly important by animal conservationists.