Grant's gazelle

Latin Name
Gazella granti

Class
Mammals

Order
Artiodactyla

Description

The Grant's gazelle has a tan brown coat with a white underside. Black stripes flank both sides of the white rump, and the tail is white with a black tip. Two gently curving horns top the species' head. These horns can reach more than 3 feet in length and are smaller in females.


 

Range

Grant's gazelles are found in eastern Africa, from Ethiopia to Tanzania.


Status

Common. Lincoln Park Zoo participates in the Grant's Gazelle Species Survival Plan®, a shared management effort by zoos throughout the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.


Habitat

This hoofed species prefers dry grasslands and savannas.


Niche

The Grant's gazelle browses primarily on grasses and woody plants. The species constantly migrates in search of fresh food. Jackals and hyenas prey on young gazelles, and adults are vulnerable to big cats.


Life History

Grant's gazelles spend most of their time in mixed-gender herds of up to 30 members. During breeding season, males establish territories in order to attract mates. Females give birth after six months of gestation, and young are able to move with their mother within an hour of birth.




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