Another gazelle calf born at Smithsonian National Zoo

WASHINGTON — The Smithsonian National Zoo announced the birth of a female dama gazelle Tuesday, the second calf born at the zoo in as many months.

The female calf was born Oct. 9 to 9-year-old mother Fahima and 4-year-old father Edem in an off-exhibit enclosure. The Cheetah Conservation Station keepers continue to monitor the calf and say she’s nursing regularly and behaving normally.

The unnamed calf is bonding with her mother and expected to make her debut in mid-to-late November. The calf is the third born to Fahima, who gave birth to Asha last year and a yet-to-be-named male calf just last month.

The zoo says they will provide updates on the calf on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

The female dama gazelle calf was born Oct. 9 to 9-year-old mother Fahima and 4-year-old father Edem in an off-exhibit enclosure. (Courtesy Smithsonian National Zoo)

Rob Woodfork

Rob Woodfork is a versatile broadcaster with a broad range of experience. He can be heard in in WTOP's traffic center and on the Sports Desk and his byline is on WTOP.com as a web writer/editor and sports columnist.

More from WTOP

Log in to your WTOP account for notifications and alerts customized for you.

Sign up