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PHOTOS: Baby Dama Gazelle Joins the Zoo’s Family

The baby boom continues with the birth of a male dama gazella on September 4

Settling in for some needed rest. Photo by Gil Myers, courtesy the National Zoo.

The burst of birthing news from the National Zoo continues with the recent announcement of a brand new baby dama gazelle. Born September 4, the male calf represents a success not only for the Zoo but for the critically endangered global dama gazelle population. After a full physical examination by Zoo veterinarians, the baby is said to be strong, healthy and gaining weight. The baby will continue to bond with mother Fahima until he is ready to go on view in a few weeks, according to the Zoo. In the meantime, enjoy these adorable photos of the newest gazelle.

Posing for the camera. Photo by Gil Myers, courtesy the National Zoo.

Mother Fahima keeps a watchful eye. Photo by Gil Myers, courtesy the National Zoo.

Learning from his elders. Photo by Gil Myers, courtesy the National Zoo.

About Leah Binkovitz
Leah Binkovitz

Leah Binkovitz is a Stone & Holt Weeks Fellow at Washington Post and NPR. Previously, she was a contributing writer and editorial intern for the At the Smithsonian section of Smithsonian magazine.

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