Caretakers couldn’t revive a stillborn lowland anoa calf at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium.
The calf was in the breech position for the birth Thursday night and never took a breath, the zoo said.
Anoas, an endangered species of water buffalo, live in forests and swamps on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi.
The calf’s mother, 12-year-old Baby Bean, and father, 11-year-old Pinto Bean, are the only anoas at Point Defiance.
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Staff are running tests to determine why the calf died.
Point Defiance is one of six accredited zoos in North America that exhibit the animals.