Duisburg (dpa / lnw) - An extremely rare bongo antelope was born in the Duisburg Zoo. With its striped fur, big googly eyes and huge ears, the little antelope is now in its stable, the Duisburg Zoo announced on Friday. Gradually she will also get used to the outdoor area. Her five-year-old mother Uzuri lovingly takes care of the little one.
According to the zoo, East African bongos only live in a small distribution area in Kenya. Experts estimate the population at around 70 to 80 animals in the wild, mainly because poachers are after the helically twisted horns of the animals. This puts the species on the verge of extinction. For the Duisburg Zoo it is the first time in eleven years that there are offspring among the bongo antelopes.