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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Little Rock Zoo adds yellow-backed duikers. (They're antelopes.)

Posted By on Wed, Jun 15, 2016 at 9:53 AM

click to enlarge NEW ZOO RESIDENTS: Yellow-backed duikers.
  • NEW ZOO RESIDENTS: Yellow-backed duikers.
The Little Rock Zoo announces a couple of new arrivals — yellow-backed duikers, or small antelopes native to forests in several African countries. The Zoo has a two-year-old female from the Dallas Zoo and a one-year-old male from the Cincinnati Zoo.

The zoo says the animals are "a little shy and often seek the comfort of the brush." They are a product of the zoo's participation in a species survival plan by the nation's zoos. The duiker isn't on the threatened or endangered species list yet, but its population is declining because of habitat destruction, the zoo said.

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