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2 Bongo Calves Born At Minnesota Zoo

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(credit: Minnesota Zoo)

(credit: Minnesota Zoo)

APPLE VALLEY, Minn. (WCCO/AP) – The Minnesota Zoo’s collection of forest antelopes just got a little bigger.

The zoo announced Tuesday that a male bongo antelope was born June 6 and a female arrived 10 days later.

The zoo has five other adult bongo antelopes, which are native to rain forests with dense undergrowth across tropical Africa.

The auburn- or chestnut-colored animals have 10 to 15 vertical white stripes. They are considered the largest and heaviest of all forest antelopes.

The zoo’s summer Africa! exhibit will remain open to the public until Sept. 2.

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