ATLANTA — Atlanta's zoo expects to welcome a new eastern bongo calf this spring.
Zoo Atlanta says veterinarians have confirmed that Matilda, a 5-year-old eastern bongo, is expecting a calf. They believe the calf is likely to arrive in March or April.
The calf will be the third for Matilda and 5-year-old Tambo. Their two previous calves — Beauregard born in 2011 and Betty Jean born in 2012 — now live at other zoos.
Eastern bongos, a kind of antelope, are native to Kenya and are one of the rarest animal species, with fewer than 500 believed to remain in the wild. They have deep, striped reddish coats and big, curved horns.