Thomson’s Gazelle

Thomson’s Gazelle

The Thomson’s Gazelle is a red color gazelle that is famous for its spectacular looks.They are one of the commonest gazelles and isthe second fastest animal on earth.

Scientific Name Eudorcasthomsonii

Classification – Eudorcas

Length/Size – 55–82 centimetres (22–32 in)

Weight – 15–35 kilograms

Top Speed – 50 miles an hour

Life Expectancy – 10-12 years

Mating Season  Right after the rainy season

Gestation Period – 5-6 months

Special Features  Bright and colorful skin with long, sleek horns

Social Structure – Lives mostly in different kinds of groups of all-bachelor groups, female groups, breeding male and female groups

Geographical Distribution – North to Northeast Africa

Natural Habitat – Open plains and grasslands

World Population – 550,000 approx.

Conservation Status – Least Concern, Near Threatened, Vulnerable, Critically Endangered, Endangered

Diet – Almost entirely grass, but also seeds and shrubs

Predators – Cheetahs, lions, leopards, hunting dogs, hyenas