Baby Dama Gazelle Lifts Off

Up, up and away!

At just a few weeks old, the National Zoo’s dama gazelle explores his yard — and wow, can he move fast.

At several points in the video, he has all four feet off the ground at once, in what the zoo says is called “stotting.”

In one photo of him that the zoo posted on Facebook, he actually looks like he’s levitating!

The dama gazelle is the largest — and rarest — of all gazelles. Found in only a few isolated areas of Africa, it’s listed as critically endangered on the World Conservation Union's Red List of Threatened Species list.

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