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PHOTOS: Baby Dama Gazelle Makes Her Debut

A new addition to the dama gazelle herd made her debut this Wednesday at the National Zoo

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Two-weeks old and already strutting her stuff, the newest dama gazelle went on display for the first time Wednesday at the National Zoo. Born to mother Zafirah, the baby joins another youngin born September 4 to mother Fahima. The two were seen sprinting around the yard together in a playful frolic. In case you aren’t sure how adorable it is when baby gazelles run, we provided some priceless footage (above) of the older male baby bounding about in September.

Looking good, baby dama. Photo by Gil Myers, courtesy of the National Zoo

The new addition brings the herd to seven. Photo by Gil Myers, courtesy of the National Zoo

She seems to be fitting in quite well. Photo by Gil Myers, courtesy of the National Zoo

 

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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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