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Addax calf born at Louisville Zoo

August 27, 2018

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Another addax calf has been born at the Louisville Zoo.

A zoo statement says the male Saharan addax -- also known as the white antelope or screwhorn antelope -- was born Aug. 19 and weighs 18 pounds. The endangered animal is found in the wild in arid regions of Africa, including the Sahara desert, where they typically live in small groups.

The zoo says it is the 59th calf born there since the facility opened in 1969. Officials say this little guy will be on exhibit daily with other addax, near the bongo and elephant exhibits in the African zone.

A name will be announced soon.

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