NAPLES, Fla. - The Naples Zoo welcomed a newborn, critically endangered Eastern bongo on Wednesday morning.

Amara, a three-year-old bongo and first-time mother, gave birth to the male calf just before 2:30 in the morning, zoo officials said.

The zoo is tasking the community with choosing one of three available options as the bongo's name:

The unnamed calf is healthy and thriving, according to a staff veterinarian. He was born weighing about 40 pounds, standing at two feet tall.

Bongos are the largest forest antelope, according to the zoo. The colorful creatures can get up to 525 and 880 pounds.

However, more than 100 years ago, bongos were heavily hunted in Uganda. Now, only about 100 remain in the wild.

To vote on the calf's name, click here!

 

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