Thursday, May 29, 2008

A new addition...

We had an unexpected addition to the Como Zoo family on Saturday morning, a baby reindeer! At first glance, the calf is easily missed as she is dark brown and usually curled up on the ground near her mom. We received two female reindeer last fall. They had been with a male at their previous facility, but hadn't produced calves for several years, so it was unlikely that they would reproduce this year. Although she showed no signs of carrying extra weight, Nikka the reindeer gave birth to a very strong and healthy girl on Saturday morning. Reindeer calves are about 12-18 pounds at birth. Come see the baby when you get a chance.

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