Yellow-Backed Duiker Born at Memphis Zoo

Photo Credit: Provided Courtesy of Memphis Zoo, photographer: Sara Taylor

Photo Credit: Provided Courtesy of Memphis Zoo, photographer: Sara Taylor

June 28th saw the birth of Chester, a yellow-backed duiker, at the Memphis Zoo. Duikers are a species of antelope found in Sub-Saharan Africa. Yellow-backed duikers are the largest and most abundant of all duiker species. They are threatened with extinction due to hunting for food and habitat loss.

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Baby Rockhopper Penguins at Sea World

Sea World Orlando is now the home to two rockhopper penguins. The penguins are born with a downy feathers that will eventually be shed in favor of the familiar crowns of adult rockhoppers.