Denver Zoo Welcomes Blossom, A Baby Gerenuk [VIDEO]
by Kevin Mussman,posted Mar 21 2013 12:24PM
Ahhh, the Denver Zoo has a new baby! I'm not exactly sure how to say gerenuk, but this new baby looks like a fawn a little bit.
Denver Zoo is thrilled to announce the birth of Blossom, the first gerenuk (Gair-uh-nook) ever to be born at the zoo. The female calf was born March 6 to mother, Layla, and father, Woody, and is the third generation female currently living in the gerenuk exhibit. The small antelope species is known to be shy and are expert hiders, but guests may be able to catch a glimpse of Blossom in her yard now, weather depending.
Blossom has just begun venturing out into her yard and thoroughly enjoys it as she runs and jumps to the delight of her first visitors. Between bursts of speed, though, she likes to catch her breath in a cubby hole between some rocks. Blossom is also Layla's first calf and she is proving to be a very attentive mother, frequently making sure to clean and check on Blossom.