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Maryland Zoo In Baltimore Welcomes New Addition

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(Courtesy: Maryland Zoo in Baltimore)

(Courtesy: Maryland Zoo in Baltimore)

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BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore is welcoming its newest arrival.

A female sitatunga calf was born Aug. 5.

The calf weighed 12.65 pounds at her last vet visit, and is strong and healthy. Her parents are 4-year-old Lela and 5-year-old Hurley.

“The baby is nursing well, and Lela has been very attentive to the calf’s needs,” Carey Ricciardone, mammal collection and conservation manager at the Zoo, said in a news release. “The baby is sticking close to her mother for now, and the two are just beginning to explore the outdoor behind the scenes area together. Zoo visitors should able to see Lela and her calf in the next week or so.”

The sitatunga is a species of antelope native to Central Africa. They live in semi-aquatic swamps, marshes and flood plains.

The Maryland Zoo’s sitatunga herd is made up of four animals, including the new calf, and can be found in the African Journey section of the zoo.

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