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Maryland Zoo fawning over baby blue duiker

baby blue duiker
Posted at 10:55 AM, Aug 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-07 10:55:31-04

BALTIMORE — The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore welcomed a new addition to their family, a baby blue duiker on Tuesday, July 30.

The calf weighed 13 ounces at birth, about the same weight as a coffee mug! Blue duiker's can grow to seven to 20 pounds in size.

The tiny calf was born to two-year-old mom Flower and six-year-old dad Lucky.

“Flower and the baby are housed behind-the-scenes in our Africa Barn,” said Erin Cantwell, mammal collection and conservation manager. “The baby is nursing well and gaining weight, and Flower is very protective and patient.”