BALTIMORE (WJZ) – The Maryland Zoo is welcoming a new arrival: Beau, a male sitatunga from Florida.
Beau has reached reproductive age and has joined the zoo’s herd of antelope, a species of antelope native to Central Africa.
After arriving from the zoo in Florida a month ago, Beau had to quarantine for 30 days before moving on to a new dig at Africa Barn.
Erin Grimm, the zoo’s mammal conservation and collection manager, said: ‘Beau is a real delight in demonstrating typical male behavior such as using horns to dig and ‘plunge in’ ‘ bough.
Beau’s appearance was in response to a recommendation from the Sitatunga Species Survival Plan to help ensure the species did not become extinct.
“We’ll be introducing him to two females soon and if all goes to plan, there should be some new chicks in 2022,” Grimm said.
https://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2021/12/28/maryland-zoo-welcomes-beau-an-adult-male-sitatunga/ Maryland Zoo welcomes Beau, an adult male Sitatunga – CBS Baltimore