The newest resident of Sydney Zoo has been put on display.
The newest member of the family at Sydney Zoo has been put on display following the birth of a bongo calf.
Kiazi was born at the zoo in Darling Harbour on April 2nd but has been kept away from the public with her mother Djembe since.
Eastern bongos are found across Kenya and are distinctive from other breeds due to the vibrant colours in their coat.
As they are only found in one area of the country they have been listed by the IUCN Antelope Specialist Group as critically endangered.
Renae Moss, supervisor of the zoo’s ungulate unit, said she is very cute and it is thought she will be a great draw for people to come to the zoo, where the bongo breeding programme is having an important impact on the species.
“They are easy to breed in zoos so I guess if it wasn’t for zoos, there’s a good chance we would probably lose the Eastern Bongo off the planet,” Ms Moss added.
Written by Anthony Nicholson
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