Bookmarkable URL:http://hdl.handle.net/10217/52379

Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Artiodactyla
Family:Bovidae
Genus:Gazella
Genus species:Gazella granti

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:152-182 cm
Height:75-91.5 cm
Weight:45-65 kg
Identification:Grant's gazelle is mostly a reddish-tan color with white undersides, a white rump patch with black border, a white face stripe framed in black from the horns to the muzzle, and a black side stripe. Unusually, horns are found in both sexes.
Habitat:Semi deserts, open savannas, treeless plains
Diet:Herbivore: short herbs, leaves, grasses, fruit
Reproduction:A single calf is born to each female during the rainy season following a gestation period of six months. Grant's gazelles live to be 10-12 years old in the wild.
Grant's gazelles are usually found in mixed herds with several hundred members. These groups are very unstable, with individuals consistently coming and leaving.
Behavior:Males set up territories for the breeding season.
Status:No special status
Interesting Facts:Common predators include jackals, hyenas, and large cats.

Other Information

Geographic:Eastern Africa Date:1974-12 Subjects:even-toed ungulate
Grant's gazelle
Gazella -- Infancy
Gazelles
Bovidae
Antilopes
Artriodactyla
Mammals
Vertebrates
Chordata
Ruminants
Ungulates