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Your morning adorable: Baby Nile Lechwe antelope at the Budapest Zoo

February 22, 2009 |  8:21 am

Gizmo, a Nile Lechwe antelope, was born February 15 at the Budapest Zoo

Baby Gizmo, a Nile Lechwe antelope, was born Feb. 15 at the Budapest Zoo & Botanical Garden.

Nile Lechwe are native to Sudan and Ethiopia and are part of a family of African antelope called Reduncines.  According to the San Diego Zoo, the "Nile" part of their name is self-explanatory (think geography), and "Lechwe" is the Bantu word for "antelope."  (You can say either "LEECH-wee" or "LETCH-way" and be correct.)

Their numbers were considered "near threatened" when the last wild population data was collected in 1983.  Today, their status in the wild is unknown. 

More photos of Gizmo after the jump!

Gizmo, a Nile Lechwe antelope, was born February 15 at the Budapest Zoo

Gizmo, a Nile Lechwe antelope, was born February 15 at the Budapest Zoo

--Lindsay Barnett

Photos: Attila Kisbenedek / AFP/Getty Images

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