Zeren (Mongolian Gazelle)

The Zeren or Mongolian Gazelle (Procapra gutturosa), is a medium-sized antelope native to the steppe and semi-arid regions of Mongolia and adjacent areas of China and southern Siberia. Zerens can be found in herds of up to 5,000 individuals.

In the summer its coat is light brown with pinkish tones. The coat becomes longer and paler during the winter. They also have a distinctive heart-shaped white patch on their rump area. The males have lyre-shaped horns which curl backwards from the forehead. During mating season the male zeren’s neck swells up. They are extremely fast runners and good swimmers.