NEW ZOO RESIDENTS: Yellow-backed duikers.
The Little Rock Zoo
announces a couple of new arrivals — yellow-backed duikers
, or small antelopes native to forests in several African countries. The Zoo has a two-year-old female from the Dallas Zoo and a one-year-old male from the Cincinnati Zoo.
The zoo says the animals are "a little shy and often seek the comfort of the brush." They are a product of the zoo's participation in a species survival plan by the nation's zoos. The duiker isn't on the threatened or endangered species list yet, but its population is declining because of habitat destruction, the zoo said.