Lincoln Park Zoo has peculiarly petite bouncing baby

This baby klipspringer was born March 30. Klipspringer is African for "rock jumper." (NBC)
This baby klipspringer was born March 30. Klipspringer is African for "rock jumper." (NBC)

CHICAGO (NBC) — The Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago has a new bouncing baby.

This baby klipspringer was born March 30. Klipspringer is African for “rock jumper.”

This female calf is the second baby born to parents Dash and Triumph as part of the Klipspringer Species Survival Program.

Currently, the calf is being hand-reared by staff at the Zoo because the mother was unable to provide adequate care. She will receive around-the-clock care behind the scenes until she is able to navigate her new habitat.

Klipspringers are dwarf antelope found in Central- and Eastern Africa that reach an average of 24 pounds.

Right now, this calf can fit all four hooves on a Canadian dollar.

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