The North Carolina Zoo is temporarily suspending operations
effective March 17 until further notice. More information.
Keepers work with the sitatunga to put ointment on their hooves to keep them healthy in winter months. In addition, their thick coat makes it difficult to see the udders. Training allows the keepers to feel the udders of the sitatunga and predict upcoming births.
This species is cooperatively managed as part of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums' Species Survival Plan program program. This program is responsible for developing a Breeding and Transfer Plan for each species in the program.