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Rare antelope born at Lufkin zoo

Photo courtesy of Ellen Trout Zoo. Photo courtesy of Ellen Trout Zoo.

LUFKIN, TX (KLTV) - A rare type of antelope native to Africa has been born at the Ellen Trout Zoo.

According to Director Gordon Henley, the bay duiker is just one of only eight of its type in the United States.

The male antelope was born on November 23 at 3.5 pounds. Henley said Ellen Trout Zoo and Lowry Park in Tampa, Fla., are the only zoos in the nation that have bay duikers.

Duikers are omnivorous and eat plants, insects and birds.

The new baby duiker is now on exhibit with his parents.

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