Rare deer is a big hit at Woburn Safari Park

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WOBURN Safari Park welcomed a new addition to their animal kingdom this week, with the introduction of a new bongo calf.

There are just 60 bongos left in the wild, most of them in Kenya, but thanks to the park’s endangered breeding programme, they can now boast seven of the deer, including a breeding bull.

The calf is the third bongo to have arrived at the park since the beginning of the year.

Head of Animal Welfare and Development Keith Harris said: “The arrival of the three baby Bongo calves this year are a wonderful addition to the herd and so very precious because of their critically endangered status.

“Woburn Safari Park has been part of a breeding programme for these unique animals since 1974 and the keepers are overjoyed at how successful the recent results have been.”