Most gazelles are tan-coloured, with white underparts and rump patch, a dark side stripe, and contrasting facial markings. They inhabit the arid lands of Asia from China to the Arabian Peninsula, North Africa from the Saharan deserts to the sub-Saharan Sahel, and northeast Africa from the Horn of Africa to Tanzania.
What is an African gazelle?
Gazelles are a genus (Gazella) found in the antelope family, six species of which can be found throughout Africa. Many of these small, horned creatures are endangered, and their populations in the deserts, plains, and savannas of Africa are threatened due to hunting, farming, and loss of habitat.
What do you call a female gazelle?
Now you know that a female gazelle is called a cow.
Does the Dorcas gazelle pee?
The Dorcas Gazelle Never Has to Drink Water or Urinate.
Though they will drink water when it is available, this small species of North African antelope can get all of the water it needs from the food in its diet.
What animals eat gazelle?
Gazelles have many predators. Lions, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas, and wolves all hunt gazelles. Most gazelles live on open plains, where there is nowhere to hide. Instead they must be fast to escape their predators.
How far can a gazelle leap?
Gazelles are a species of antelope that mostly walk until they get excited (or threatened). The tiny Thompson’s gazelle exhibits the very distinctive behavior of “stotting” (running slowly and jumping very high before fleeing). Like kangaroos, gazelles can leap more than 10 feet into the air.