On April 11, the Kanna antelope gave birth to a cub, a girl weighing about 50 kilograms, in the Podolsk Zoo in Vinnitsa.
“This is the horned antelope of Kann, one of the biggest antelopes that exist at all,” says Yevgeny Tkachik, director of the Podolsk zoo. - We bought it four years ago. The male was then two years old, and the males - a year. They reached puberty and gave birth to a girl.
Pregnancy lasted nine months. The cub was born with stripes on the chest. The baby has a well-defined base horns.
“Five days before the birth, we drove the male away from the female,” the zoo director says. - Now mother with a cub are in a separate cage, which we heat with the help of steam heating.
Yevgeny Tkachik also notes that it is not necessary to feed a newborn from a bottle. The animal consumes the mother's milk alone. The female is calm. Aggression manifests only for the protection and protection of its cub.
- Ahead can be a problem to drive a female with a cub into one cage with a male. But we hope that everything will be fine, - says the director of the zoo. - Aviaries, in which there are a man and a female with a newborn, are located nearby, and the father often comes up to his daughter and licks her.