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    Liz Brunswick with Slinky

    Baby Sitatunga born

    A sitatunga is a type of antelope found in African swamps. They have brown, stripy fur, and the males grow bigger than females and have huge horns. Sitatunga have lived at the Wildlife Park since 2005, in the African paddock near the pelicans and crowned cranes - sometimes you don't notice them because they tend to keep out of view. There is a big handsome male and two females, and now a gorgeous baby!

    I have tried and tried to get a picture of the baby but its mum and dad have taught it to hide! At the Wildlife Park there is really no need for this, but if it had been born in wild Africa it would need to hide from predators such as lions and cheetahs.

    I decided to post this picture anyway. See if you can spot baby sitatunga hiding! If not you'll just have to make do with pictures of mum and dad!

    can you find the baby hiding?
    sitatunga mum

    sitatunga dadIf you come to the Park in the next couple of months you will find the sitatunga living in the European paddock, near the European otters and Whooper swans.

    Best wishes
    Liz x


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