Thursday, 28 August 2014

Woburn Safari Park celebrates rare bongo antelopes' birth

28 August 2014 

The birth of twin East African bongo antelopes is "fantastic news" for the "critically endangered" species, say conservationists.
The female calves, born at Woburn Safari Park, Bedfordshire, are seen as "vitally important" to the European Endangered Species Programme (EEP).

Experts believe there are fewer than 100 bongos now living in the wild.
Bongos at Woburn Safari Park
A park spokesman said only two other sets of bongo twins born in captivity have ever survived in zoos worldwide.

The pair were born to nine-year-old Millie, in the reserve's 14-acre woodland habitat.

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