There was an influx of cuteness at Winnipeg’s Assiniboine Park Zoo on Friday with the introduction of two baby pronghorn.
The one-month-old male and female are now on display to visitors, along with the adults. The sire (father) is a new four-year-old male “Bucky” and the dam (mother) is “Kelowna,” a four-year-old orphaned female that came from a Calgary Rehabilitation Centre in 2011. The zoo says both parents are in good health.
“It’s a beautiful time of year to come out and meet these two fawns,” said Gary Lunsford, general curator at Assiniboine Park Zoo. “They were about two kilograms at birth and we are excited to say they are healthy and growing fast.”
The zoo says pronghorn are unique to North America, ranging from Canada down into Mexico.
The zoo is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.