Red-fronted Gazelle, Eudorcas rufifrons

The red-fronted gazelle (Eudorcas rufifrons) can be found mainly in the Sahel zone in the south Sahara desert. Its range is unevenly distributed across mid Africa, through Senegal to northeastern Ethiopia. It prefers habitats in wooded savannahs, arid grasslands, and steppes where shrub cover is abundant. There are currently five recognized subspecies of the red-fronted gazelle. Although it is not listed as a subspecies, one authority considers the Thomson’s gazelle to be a sixth subspecies. Formerly, this gazelle was placed in the subgenus Eudorcas, until it became a separate genus. The IUCN has given the red-fronted gazelle a conservation status of “Vulnerable”.

Image Caption: Red-fronted Gazelle. Credit: Andrzej Barabasz/Wikipedia(CC BY-SA 3.0)