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17 May 2012

Baby wildebeest born at Cornwall zoo

A baby black wildebeest has been born at a Newquay Zoo, marking the latest in a series of new arrivals at the tourist attraction.

Zoo keepers were on hand to deliver the creature, which follows a bumper baby year at the zoo, after a baby ring-tailed lemur, roul roul partridge chicks, fishing cat kittens and Visayan warty piglets were also welcomed into the world.

John Meek, Animal Collection Manager said: ‘I am thrilled to announce the birth of a baby black wildebeest, especially because they are my favourite species in our entire Zoo collection. I think the baby is a girl, although we have yet to have this confirmed.’

Just one of many fantastic tourist attractions littered around the county, Newquay Zoo represents a fantastic day out for any of those planning a break in some 5 star accommodation in Cornwall over the coming months, the perfect base for a relaxing British vacation.

Image credit: Deneys De Beer

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