Latest Mongolian gazelle Stories
Wildlife health experts from the Wildlife Conservation Society have published evidence which supports the conclusion that Mongolian gazelles—one of the most populous large land mammals on the planet—are not a reservoir of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD), a highly contagious viral disease that threatens both wildlife and livestock in Asia.
A gigantic herd of a quarter of a million Mongolian gazelles has been sighted off the country's steppes, in one of the world's last enormous wildernesses.
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 individuals, although herds of up to five thousand do occur. One herd was spotted in 2007 that...
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...
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