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BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo announces new births

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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

There will soon be a few new faces to see at BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo after a couple of the animals gave birth recently.

Officials said a bongo was born in the Zoo’s Africa loop Friday. They added the new little female is the first calf of her mother.

The zoo reported Golden Lion Tamarin twins were born in the “Birds of the World” exhibit area on April 12. Officials are not yet releasing their genders.

"On the eve of Party for the Planet & Earth Day, this is an exciting time at the Zoo," Phil Frost, the zoo’s director, said in a written release. "These births showcase the celebration of the diversity of life on this planet and are a ripe opportunity to help educate the public about the critical nature of animals with which we are fortunate to share this planet."

Eastern bongos are classified as critically endangered African Antelopes that are being released into the wild, according to the zoo.

Officials added Golden Lion Tamarins are classified as endangered.

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