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Lowry Park Zoo Royal Antelope 1

The Royal Antelope is the world's smallest species of antelope, standing only 10-12 inches high as adults, and this little fawn is only about half of that height! Born February 23 at Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo, the baby appears healthy and mom has proven attentive.

Shy, nocturnal, typically solitary, and obviously mini, it's tough to catch a glimpse of this reclusive species in the wild. However, if you do stumble upon one in an African forest, their slender but powerful get-away sticks allow them to jump up to 8 feet in a single bound!

Lowry Park Zoo Royal Antelope 2

Lowry Park Zoo Royal Antelope 3Photo credits: Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo

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