BREC welcomes a baby bongo named ‘Beignet’


BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo is thrilled to announce the birth of a female bongo, named Beignet

On February 24th, the bongo calf was born to a second time 5-year-old mother in the Zoo’s Africa loop.

The gestation period for a bongo is around 9 months, typically with a single calf.

Eastern bongos are classified as critically endangered African Antelopes & it is estimated that there are as few as 200 remaining in the wild. 

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