Cute animal picture of the day: sitatunga calf

Jeremy Hance
mongabay.com
July 24, 2012



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A baby sitatunga born recently at Zoological Society of London's (ZSL) Whipsnade Zoo. Photo courtesy of ZSL Whipsnade Zoo.
A baby sitatunga born recently at Zoological Society of London's (ZSL) Whipsnade Zoo. Photo courtesy of ZSL Whipsnade Zoo.



The sitatunga (Tragelaphus spekii) is a swamp-dwelling antelope that makes its home in Central and Southern Africa, including the Congo Rainforest. They have waterproof coats and often take to the water to help avoid predators. The sitatunga is listed as Least Concern by the IUCN Red List. Loss of habitat and wetlands are the primary threat to this species.

A baby sitatunga born recently at Zoological Society of London's (ZSL) Whipsnade Zoo. Photo courtesy of ZSL Whipsnade Zoo.
A baby sitatunga born recently at Zoological Society of London's (ZSL) Whipsnade Zoo. Photo courtesy of ZSL Whipsnade Zoo.



A baby sitatunga born recently at Zoological Society of London's (ZSL) Whipsnade Zoo. Photo courtesy of ZSL Whipsnade Zoo.
A baby sitatunga born recently at Zoological Society of London's (ZSL) Whipsnade Zoo. Photo courtesy of ZSL Whipsnade Zoo.



A baby sitatunga born recently at Zoological Society of London's (ZSL) Whipsnade Zoo. Photo courtesy of ZSL Whipsnade Zoo.
A baby sitatunga born recently at Zoological Society of London's (ZSL) Whipsnade Zoo. Photo courtesy of ZSL Whipsnade Zoo.



Sitatunga in the wild in Gabon. Photo by: Rhett A. Butler.
Sitatunga in the wild in Gabon. Photo by: Rhett A. Butler.










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Jeremy Hance
mongabay.com (July 24, 2012).

Cute animal picture of the day: sitatunga calf .

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