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Gazelle [Gazella granti] Facts

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Gazelle [Gazella granti] Facts

The gazelle is a member of the antelope family. They are usually tan or brown. One type of gazelle, called the Thompson’s Gazelle is brown and white with a black stripe on its face.

They are very, very graceful in their movements and they  can run very fast. The male gazelles have long, curved antlers.

Gazelle [Gazella granti] Facts

Where Are Gazelles Found?

Most of the gazelles are found in the grasslands of Africa and in Southwest Asia.

What Do Gazelles Eat?

Gazelles eat plants, leaves and grass.

Where Do Gazelles Live?

Gazelles live in herds, that is groups of them together.

Gazelle Scientific Classification

Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Artiodactyla
Family Bovidae
Tribe Antilopini
Genus Gazella
Gazelle Scientific Name Gazella granti

Fun Facts About Gazelles

  • When a male gazelle is threatened by an enemy, it will often run very slowly, and then jump very high before it starts to run away.

  • Some gazelle species are now extinct.  Some others are now considered endangered and are protected in hopes that the numbers will grow larger.