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Baby serow ‘Covid’ goes viral at Khao Kheow Open Zoo

Jun 18. 2020
Photo Credit to Khao Kheow Open Zoo
Photo Credit to Khao Kheow Open Zoo
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By The Nation

Khao Kheow Open Zoo in Chonburi is celebrating a cute new arrival, just days after reopening to the public for free. A baby serow born at the 5,000-rai wildlife park was welcomed into the world by keepers, who promptly named it “Covid”. 

Members of the public are now flocking back to the park to take advantage of the free entry until June 30. However, only 2,000 visitors are permitted per day, in line with anti-virus measures. 

Animal lovers eager to feast their eyes on the vast variety of wildlife are booking up the daily slots fast, through the zoo’s online reservation process.

Zoo director Attaporn Srihayrun said “Covid” is a healthy female and the fifth member of a serow family.

Serows are a species of goat-antelope with a short body, long legs and black fur that turns white as they get older. They are a protected species in Thailand.

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