While my grandchildren were visiting for summer vacation, we made our obligatory visit to the Smithsonian National Zoo ~ no trip to Washington, DC is complete without going there! On this visit I photographed the DAMA GAZELLE and a RUPPELL'S GRIFFON VULTURE to use for Caturday Art. Sadly, both of these majestic creatures are on the critically endangered species list at this time.
Fact: the Dama gazelle is one of the largest and rarest in the gazelle family.
Fact: the Ruppell's griffonvulture is best known as the world's highest flying bird.
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