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Gazella dama mhorr

Gazella dama mhorr
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Copyright: Lucas Aguilar (laguilar) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 63] (213)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-09-17
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Olympus Camedia C-765 UZ
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): African Rare Antelope 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-10-10 3:51
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Class: Mammals
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Bovidae
Subfamily: Antilópidos
Height: 1.09 m
I weigh: 73kg
Length: horns 40 cm
Habitat: Desert
Distribution: South of the desert of the Sahara, south of Morocco and band of the Senegal to Níger
Nourishment: Herbivorous
Gestation: 3 months
Litter: 1 produces generally
Longevity: Mas of 12 years


It is one of the gazelles of major size. Of coloration chestnut-tree reddish in the top and white part in the low one, it has a long and slender neck that awards an elegant aspect. The color changes with the age and the station, as well as it is different from an individual from other one. The horns are short and thin, clearly ring-shaped, curled backward and then up.


Of vegetarian regime, especially ramoneador (leaves of trees), it feeds also of insects if they put to his scope.


It is in the habit of reproducing during the whole year. The period of gestation lasts approximately 3 months, after which a baby is born generally.

Customs and social life:

They have habits preferably night, are in the habit of being solitary or live in small groups of 10-15 individuals. They present migratory habits park them, in epochs of rain, the populations who live in the southern Saharan band migrate towards to the north, entering deeply the desert. In all that it observes some danger, he flees full speed managing to reach the 70 km/h.

State of conservation:

The subspecies mhorr existing in the Park, it is possible to give extinguished at liberty, owed specially to the hunt. Saved today thanks to the baby's programs in captivity, his future is not in danger.

From the zoo of Jerez de la Frontera.

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