A critically endangered Addra gazelle was born recently on its exhibit habitat at Zoo Miami. It is the 79th Addra gazelle born in the zoo’s history.
The next day a neonatal exam was done on the newborn that included determining the gender, collecting blood, getting a weight, cleaning the umbilicus and doing an overall physical exam, including the eyes and mouth. In addition, it was implanted with a microchip to facilitate future identification. The exam was led by Zoo Miami associate veterinarian Dr. Gaby Flacke.
The female calf weighed just under 10 pounds and appeared to be in general good health.
It has been observed successfully nursing and is being well cared for by her mother who born at the St. Louis Zoo and is just under 8 years old. This is her fourth calf. The first-time father is just over 8 years old and was born at the San Diego Wild Animal Park.
Addra gazelles are the largest of the world’s gazelles. Sometimes referred to as Dama gazelles, they are a desert dwelling species normally found in very small pockets of arid and semi-arid regions of the Sahara. Once common in those areas, their numbers have been drastically reduced due to war, habitat destruction, overhunting, and human and livestock population expansion.
Zoo Miami is located at 12400 SW 152 Street, Miami, FL 33177. Call 305-251-0400 or visit www.zoomiami.org.
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