Royal Antelope Baby Born At San Diego Zoo

This Royal Antelope, born at the San Diego Zoo last month, is so small it needs a custom-made baby bottle. Staff members are caring for the baby until it is strong enough to join the rest of its herd.

 Royal Antelope Baby Born At San Diego Zoo

Royal Antelope Baby Born At San Diego Zoo

 Royal Antelope are the smallest of their species, measuring less than a foot tall, and weighing under 10 pounds when fully grown. The animal, native to West Africa, is considered timid and secretive.

Royal Antelope Baby Born At San Diego Zoo

Royal Antelope Baby Born At San Diego Zoo

Royal Antelope Baby Born At San Diego Zoo

Royal Antelope Baby Born At San Diego Zoo

While the Royal Antelope can be found in various protected areas, many of these regions do not protect against poaching or logging. Thus, according to the IUCN Red List, these tiny antelope will become increasingly dependent on park.

Photo credits: San Diego Zoo
Via: huffingtonpost.com, etoday.ru

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