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Tiny Orphaned Baby Antelope Hand-Reared by Chester Zoo Staff

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This extremely cute little guy is a baby dik dik antelope named Thanos. Chester Zoo released footage of tiny Thanos on Thursday showing how zoo staff cared for the baby calf after the miniature animal tragically lost his mother not long after she gave birth. Staff members of Chester Zoo are taking care of the antelope and feeding him five times per day by hand. They will continue to hand feed the baby until it is able to feed itself independently. Thanos is just 7 inches tall and he's still getting accustomed to his surroundings. Dik dik antelopes are quite small in general, and grow to a maximum of around 16 inches high, 28 inches long, and about 13 pounds. The dik dik is native to eastern and southern Africa and is named after the alarm call of the females.

Added on the 10/02/2017 16:35:17 - Copyright : RT Ruptly EN

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