Zoo Miami Welcomes Baby Nyala

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    Zoo Miami welcomed a new antelope to the park with the birth of baby Nyala last week.

    The newborn weighs 13 pounds and was born on Feb. 5 at Zoo Miami. Zoo officials say the newborn appears to be in good health, according to a news release.

    A Nyala is a spiral-horned antelope that’s commonly found in South Africa.

    Officials also updated the conditions of other zoo babies that were recently born at the park.

    A lone male lion cub that was born in December is now seeing great improvements after the cub was losing weight and faced various bacterial infections. The cub is currently off exhibit with its mother for several weeks

    Park visitors can now see a newly born black handed spider monkey that was recently put on exhibit with its mother. Black handed spider monkeys are threatened primates found in Central America.