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BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo announces birth of female sable

6 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago Thursday, December 21 2017 Dec 21, 2017 December 21, 2017 10:03 AM December 21, 2017 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Raquel Derganz Baker

BATON ROUGE- A new female sable has joined BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo family.

The calf was born Dec. 10 to a first time 4-year-old mother in the zoo's Africa loop. According to the zoo, new calves tend to hide for the first weeks of life and then begin to follow their mother around. The new sable appears to be progressing normally, according to the zoo.

The last sable born at BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo was in 2001.

Sables are native to Southeastern Africa and thrive in the woodlands and savannah. The male and female stable both have horns, which the males simply being larger, according to the zoo.

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