Houston Zoo welcomes baby Nyala

Houston Zoo welcomes baby Nyala

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The Houston Zoo welcomed a baby Nyala Wednesday. The pretty little girl is already romping around the newly-constructed west hoof run exhibit with her mother.

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by KHOU.com staff

Houston Zoo

Posted on June 3, 2013 at 8:40 AM

HOUSTON – The Houston Zoo welcomed a baby Nyala Wednesday. The pretty little girl is already romping around the newly-constructed west hoof run exhibit with her mother. The herd includes another newborn Nyala named Peanut.

It may be tough for visitors to see the new arrivals since Nyala antelope like to "stash" their babies so that predators in the wild won’t find them. They could be hidden in the exhibit’s foliage.

Nyala antelope are native to southeast Africa. 

Their name originates from the Zulu name Inxala.

Female nyala are a characteristic rusty red, with white stripes down their sides. Nyala are gregarious, and are normally found in small groups of two or three but occasionally can be seen in herds of 30.

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