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Three Dama Gazelles Born at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute

March 11, 2014

The staff from the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute is celebrating the birth of three male dama gazelles.

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Cheetah Health Update

December 13, 2013

We are happy to announce Granger cheetah is doing well following his surgery last week and will be joining Draco and Zabini back at Cheetah Conservation Station.

Dama Gazelle Born at the Smithsonian's National Zoo

September 11, 2012

A male dama gazelle was born to mother Fahima and father Raul early morning Sept. 4 in an off-exhibit area. The following day, Sept. 5, Zoo veterinarians performed a complete physical exam, which includes: listening to the calf's heart and lungs; checking his mouth, eyes, legs, feet, umbilicus and genital area; taking blood samples; and observing the calf's mobility. He appears to be healthy and strong.