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2009-03-05 09:52:18

A Swiss conservation group says one-quarter of the Earth's antelope species are threatened with extinction and nine species are considered endangered. Unsustainable harvesting, whether for food or traditional medicine and human encroachment on their habitat are the main threats facing antelopes, said Philippe Chardonnet, co-chairman of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature's antelope specialist group. Most antelopes are found in developing countries, which is why it's...


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Grant’s 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 Gazella, before Nanger became a separate genus. Grant’s gazelle holds five recognized subspecies. The...

Soemmerring's 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 at the shoulder, and can weigh an average of seventy-seven to ninety-nine pounds. Typically, it is...

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