photo - 2 adult addax, 1 baby addax, grazing or laying in their yard.

Louisville Zoo Reveals Name of Addax Born in May (Media Release)

The Louisville Zoo has announced the name of their newest addition, the female addax that was born at the Zoo on Friday, May 8, during the COVID-19 pandemic closure. Louisville Zoo officials chose the name, Jira (JEE-RA), which translates to “anticipation” in Hausa. Hausa is the most widely spoken language in Niger, which is the only region where the addax remain today. Find Out More