What kind of animal is a gazelle? Explanation of characteristics, ecology, and habitat


What kind of animal is a gazelle? We will explain its characteristics, ecology, and habitat. This animal is widespread from Eurasia to Africa, so there is no chance of it going extinct, but some subspecies are in danger of extinction.

What is a gazelle? About basic status

Gazelles belong to the family Bovidae, subfamily Blackbuck, subfamily Blackbuck, subtribe Blackbuck. The body length is 140 – 160 cm and the weight is 40-75 kg. The list of information is as follows.

scientific name(学名)Gazella
classification(分類)Mammalia、Cetartiodactyla、 Bovidae、Antilopinae

About classification

Gazelles have the following classifications: It consists of Gazella, Nanger, and Eudorcas.

  • Gazella cuvieri エドミガゼル Cuvier’s Gazelle
  • Gazella leptoceros リムガゼル Rhim Gazelle
  • Gazella marica サンドガゼル Goitered Gazelle
  • Gazella bennettii チンカラ Chinkara
  • Gazella subgutturosa コウジョウセンガゼル Goitered Gazelle
  • Gazella gazella マウンテンガゼル Mountain Gazelle
  • Gazella spekei スペックガゼル Speke’s Gazelle
  • Gazella dorcas ドルカスガゼル Dorcas Gazelle
  • Nanger granti グラントガゼル Grant’s Gazelle
  • Nanger soemmerringii ゼメリングガゼル Soemmerring’s Gazelle
  • Nanger dama ダマガゼル Dama Gazelle
  • Eudorcas rufifrons コリンガゼル Red-fronted Gazelle
  • Eudorcas thomsonii トムソンガゼル Thomson’s Gazelle

About habitat

Its habitat is distributed in Africa and Eurasia.

feature is? What kind of creature is it?

Gazelles mainly live in savannahs, steppes, and grasslands, and tend to live in groups rather than alone. The body color is reddish brown overall, and the ventral surface is white. They have elongated limbs, small hooves, and often even horns. We are active in the early morning and evening.

What is your personality like?

Gazelles are prey animals, so they are very wary and timid. Therefore, they have a tendency to flee as soon as they sense a crisis.

What is the ecology like?

Gazelles mainly eat grass. The reproductive form is viviparous. The gestation period is 5 to 6 months, and childbirth occurs twice a year, in January-February and July. They reach sexual maturity in one year. The lifespan is about 10 to 12 years.

Are there any natural enemies?

Natural enemies of gazelles include lions, leopards, and cheetahs. Cheetahs can run at speeds of up to 100 km/h, so they are unlikely to escape.

Are gazelles an endangered species?

Gazelles are not likely to go extinct because their habitat is very populated. However, this is not the case with subspecies. Unfortunately, many subspecies are designated as endangered species, and international trade is severely restricted as they are listed in the Washington Convention.

Can gazelles be kept as pets?

Gazelles are designated as an endangered species, and it would be difficult for ordinary people to easily keep them. We recommend viewing it at a zoo.


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