Gazelles are mammals they are members of the
antelope species in the genus Gazella. Gazelles
are ungulates or hoofed animals.
Other Names: Antelope,
Gazelle in Foreign Languages:
Persian: âhu / gazâl
Swahili: swala / swara / paa /
Gazelle species include:
Cuvier's Gazelle - Gazella
Dorcas Gazelle - Gazella Dorcas
Goitered Gazelle - Gazella Subgutturosa
Indian Gazelle - Gazella Bennettii
Mountain Gazelle - Gazella Gazella
Slender-horned Gazelle - Gazella Leptoceros
Speke's Gazelle - Gazella Spekei
Neumann's Gazelle - Gazella Erlangeri
Mongalla Gazelle - Eudorcas Albonotata
Red-fronted Gazelle - Eudorcas Rufifrons
Thomson's Gazelle - Eudorcas Thomsoni
Dama Gazelle - Nanger Dama
Grant's Gazelle - Nanger Granti
Soemmerring's Gazelle - Nanger Soemmerringii
Size: Gazelles are small antelopes, most species
of antelopes stand 2–3.5 feet at the shoulder.
Habitat: Most species of gazelles are found
only in Africa, but some are found in Asia. Gazelles
prefer open, grassy plains. They are able to extract
much of their needed water through their diet.
Description: Gazelles are small antelopes, in
most gazelle species both the females and males have
horns. Gazelles are fawn or reddish brown colored.
Behavior: Gazelles are swift runners and jumpers.
Diet: Gazelles are herbivores, they eat grass,
plants and leaves.
Communication: Gazelles communicate using
Did You Know?
Gazelles can run up to 50 mph.
Gestation: Gazelles carry their young for 5-7
months, depending on the species.
Birth: Gazelle's give birth to a single baby
at a time.
Life Span: The average life span of a
gazelle is 10-12 years. Lions, cheetahs, leopards,
crocodiles, jackals, African wild dogs, hyenas
all prey on gazelles.
Did You Know?
. The word gazelle comes from an Arabic
word that means to be affectionate.
Social Structure: Gazelle herds range from 5-10
to several hundreds of members.