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Public can now see Virginia Zoo's new bongo

Monday - 1/21/2013, 4:09am  ET

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - The public can now see the Virginia Zoo's newest resident.

A 2-year-old bongo named A.J. has completed 30 days in quarantine.

Zoo executive director Greg Bockheim says in a news release that zoo officials hope A.J. will help the zoo maintain its bongo breeding program.

Bongos are forest antelopes that live in dense forests in Africa. They weigh 450 to 550 pounds and stand more than 50 inches tall at the shoulder.

A.J. came to the Norfolk zoo in December from the Jacksonville Zoo in Florida.

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