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Goa Procapra picticaudata
2012-10-08 09:21:01

The Tibetan gazelle (Procapra picticaudata), also known as the goa, is native to the Tibetan plateau. Its range is nearly restricted to the provinces of Xinjiang, Gansu, Sichuan, Qinghai, and Tibet. Small populations do occur outside of this range in India, in the Sikkim and Ladakh regions. It prefers a habitat within high steppes and alpine meadows, at elevations between 9,800 and 18,860 feet....

Mongolian Gazelle Procapra gutturosa
2012-10-08 09:16:21

The Mongolian gazelle (Procapra gutturosa), also known as the zeren, is native to Central Asia. Its range also includes some areas of China and Siberia. It prefers a habitat within the arid step lands of its range, which is one of the worlds’ only remaining great wilds. Herds gather in groups between twenty and thirty individuals in the summer, but in the winter, the herds rise to one hundred...

Goitered Gazelle Gazella subgutturosa
2012-07-31 09:42:59

The goitered gazelle (Gazella subgutturosa), also known as the Persian gazelle or the black-tailed gazelle, is native to a large area of central Asia known as Azerbaijan. Its range includes areas of Pakistan, Iran, Turkey, and the Gobi Desert. Its common name means “full below the throat, which refers to the gazelle’s throat when it expands during mating season. It hold four subspecies,...

Mountain Gazelle Gazella gazelle
2012-06-25 17:06:01

The mountain gazelle (Gazella gazelle) occurs on the Arabian Peninsula, although its distribution is fragmented. It prefers a habitat within foothills, mountains, and coastal plains. These habitats depend on acacia trees, although this gazelle has difficulty residing in arid, hot areas. Typically, the mountain gazelle is a grazing species, but its diet can change depending food abundance....

Cuviers Gazelle Gazella cuvieri
2012-06-20 15:24:04

Cuvier's gazelle (Gazella cuvieri) is also known as the edmi and is native to Africa. Its range includes Morocco, Tunisia, and Algeria, through the Atlas Mountains in northwestern Africa. It prefers a habitat within stony or sandy hills and plateaus, but it will reside pine forests or recovering forests. Some experts do not classify it within the typical gazelle genus, but in the Trachelocele...

Thomsons Gazelle Eudorcas thomsonii
2012-06-17 19:56:59

Thomson’s gazelle (Eudorcas thomsonii) is also known as a “tommie” and is one of the most well-known gazelle species. Named after Joseph Thomson, Thomson’s gazelle is native to Africa where it is the most commonly found gazelle. It is sometimes considered a subspecies of the red-fronted gazelle, and was previously in the genus Gazella, in the subgenus Eudorcas. Eudorcas eventually...

Grants Gazelle Nanger granti
2012-06-15 12:08:26

Grant’s gazelle (Nanger granti) is native to Africa. Its northern range of Tanzania extends south to Ethiopia and the Sudan, and from the coast of Kenya to Lake Victoria. It prefers habitats within shrub lands and grass plains, but can also be found in regions that are more arid. In Swahili, Grant’s gazelle is called Swala Granti. It was placed within the Nanger subgenus of the genus...

Spekes Gazelle Gazella spekei
2012-06-14 21:43:29

Speke's gazelle (Gazella spekei) is native to Africa, and its range is limited to the horn. Named after John Hanning Speke (), this gazelle prefers a habitat within semi deserts, stony brush, and grass steppes. It is the smallest of all gazelle species. Because the range of this gazelle is highly fragmented, it is difficult to understand how it migrates. There are less than ten thousand...

Soemmerrings Gazelle Nanger soemmerringii
2012-05-29 12:28:51

Soemmerring's gazelle, or Nanger soemmerringii, was formerly called Gazella soemmerringii. It can be found in Eastern Africa. There are three subspecies of this gazelle.  One population of Soemmerring's gazelle became isolated on Kebir Island in the Dahlak archipelago and developed into dwarf forms of their mainland equivalents. Soemmerring's gazelle can reach a height of up to three feet...

Red-fronted Gazelle Eudorcas rufifrons
2012-05-23 13:53:20

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...

Word of the Day
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.