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Florida zoo welcomes baby klipspringer

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(WFLA) – Brevard Zoo welcomed a new face klipspringer calf named Clarice.

“This adorable little girl is doing wonderfully,” said Michelle Smurl, the Zoo’s director of animal programs, “Deborah is taking great care of her, grooming her often.” The newborn is currently behind the scenes with her mother and will be introduced to Ajabu before transitioning into the public-facing habitat in Expedition Africa.

With specialized hooves each roughly the diameter of a dime as an adult, the klipspringer is a skilled climber; it is typically found around mountains, hills and rocky outcrops in its native Africa.

The klipspringer does not face any major threats, but it is sometimes hunted for use as meat or leather.

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