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Taronga Zoo unveils rare eastern bongo

Taronga Zoo's conservation breeding program has unveiled a rare eastern bongo calf. Critically endangered, only about 75 eastern bongos are believed to exist in their native habitat of Kenya's upland range. The calf, named Kiaza - meaning sweet potato - was born on April 2. Mature eastern bongos, such as Kiaza's father Ekundu and mother Djembe can weigh up to 400 kilograms. Eastern bongos were the last species to be discovered by zoologists, who first recorded them in the mid-1800s, Tarango Zoo says.