National Zoo euthanizes Speke gazelle
The National Zoo euthanized an aged Speke’s gazelle Monday because of its declining health.
Speke’s gazelles are among the smallest of gazelles. The usually have a lifespan of 12 years, the zoo said. They are named for the 19th-century British adventurer John Hanning Speke, and in the wild live in Ethiopia and Somalia.
--Michael E. Ruane
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