Meet the Newest Hoofstock Baby!
As 2019 came to a close, we welcomed a female yellow-backed duiker to the Houston Zoo family on Monday, Dec. 16, to mom, Pumpkin, and dad, Darryl. Now weighing 21 pounds, she can be seen in her habitat in good weather. Look for her near the bamboo!
The yellow-backed duiker is a small, forest-dwelling antelope from east and central Africa. When alarmed, they raise the yellow-colored hair on their dorsal crest (back) and run into underbrush to hide from predators. Stay tuned for updates on our newest addition!