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They capture the birth of an antelope at the La Aurora Zoo – 2024-04-02 23:37:29

2024-04-02 23:37:29

A few weeks ago a TikTok user managed capture on video the birth of an antelope at the La Aurora Zoo. What a chilero!

This special moment has impressed many and it is no wonder, since a year ago this species was considered extinct in the wild.

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Birth of an antelope at the La Aurora Zoo was captured on video

In a moving event that has captured the hearts of thousands of spectators, the La Aurora Zoo witnessed the birth of a scimitar oryx antelope breedinga species currently declared endangered by the IUCN Red List.

The emotional moment was shared by user @leticial.ga through her TikTok account last Sunday, March 17, allowing the entire world to witness this unique event.

The video, which has accumulated more than 25 thousand interactions, shows the precise moment in which the mother gives birth to her calf in her enclosure at the zoo.

After giving birth, both the mother and another antelope present at the site approached the newborn, providing care and protection in its first moments of life. We confirmed with the zoo and the calf is healthy.

This emotional moment reminds us of the beauty and fragility of animal life, as well as the importance of working together to protect and preserve endangered species.

An important event in the conservation of the species

This development is encouraging news, especially considering the vulnerable state of scimitar oryxes.

With its inclusion on the red list of endangered species, each birth is cause for celebration and renewed hope for its conservation.

Description of the photo for the visually impaired: scimitar oryx in front of some bushes. (Credit: Envato/Edwin-Butter)

Before December 2023, this animal was extinct in natural areas, however, a program in Africa managed to reintroduce the species to the wild, allowing its classification on the IUCN list to change to “endangered.” .

About the scimitar oryx

Its scientific name is Oryx dammah and also known as the Sahara oryx or simply scimitar, is an antelope native to North Africa, particularly desert and semi-arid regions such as the Sahara.

It is characterized by its long straight horns that can measure up to 1 meter and its white and brown fur. On the upper part of its body and head it has a light brown color, while on its belly and legs it has a white color.

Photo description for the visually impaired: A full-body scimitar oryx. (Credit:

It can measure between 1.20 and 1.40 meters. It feeds on herbs and bushes.

If you want to meet them, be sure to visit them at the La Aurora Zoo! This is one of the places that will be open during Holy Week:

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