Louisville Zoo announces birth of Saharan addax

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Photo Courtesy: Louisville Zoo

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – The Louisville Zoo is announcing the birth of a Saharan addax.

The zoo said in a statement on Tuesday that the male addax is the first to be born at the facility in over a decade. The birth took place on June 14.

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The animal is facing imminent extinction according to the International Union for conservation of Nature.

The calf will be displayed daily in the addax exhibit, which is hear the bongo and elephant areas in the African zone.

The zoo says it will be named in coming weeks.

 

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