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Eastern Bongo Baby Born at Zoo

Dickerson Park Zoo

There’s a new baby at Dickerson Park Zoo.  An Eastern bongo calf was born Saturday morning. The calf weighs 34 pounds, and zoo officials say both mother and baby are doing great.

The calf, named Gwen, is the first for her mother. With the birth of Gwen, the herd at the zoo has grown to five, and all are named after characters from Spider Man: Peter Parker (the father), Mae (the mother), Mary Jane, Harry and baby Gwen.

Eastern bongos are large, forest-dwelling antelope found in isolated areas of Africa.