- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 6, 2017

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium has announced the arrival of the first wildebeest calf born at the facility in central Ohio.

The calf is currently nameless and the sex hasn’t been determined.

Wildebeests are members of the antelope family and are currently facing habitat loss due to migration passages slowly disappearing from building developments.

Zoo officials say the birth resulted from the pairing of wildebeests Becky and Doug. The pairing was recommended by The Association of Zoo and Aquariums’ Species Survival Guide for wildebeest.

The zoo says calves typically take 15 minutes to stand and run around the herd, but the new calf took only four minutes.

Zoo visitors can view the new baby at the Heart of Africa savanna.

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