Grant’s gazelle

The herd size ranges from 10 to 200 individuals

Ikiwaner

At first glance, you might mistake this animal for Thompson’s gazelle due to similarities in their physical appearances. It’s essential to remember that Grant’s gazelle has larger horns when compared with other gazelle species. They like to migrate seasonally, but the decision to travel strongly depends on food availability.

Grant raises their body temperature during the daytime, which results in the mitigation of sweat, ultimately preventing them from dehydration. Males are territorial and won’t shy away from a fight, but females also unhesitantly get their claws out when the fawn is in danger. This sophisticated animal (like some ungulates) keeps defecation and grazing sites separate — an anti-parasitic behavior of selective defecation.

Distribution

Country
Population est.
Status
Year
Comments
Ethiopia
2018
Kenya
2018
Somalia
2018
South Sudan
2018
Tanzania
2018
Uganda
2018

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Terrestrial / Aquatic

Altricial / Precocial

Polygamous / Monogamous

Dimorphic (size) / Monomorphic

Active: Diurnal / Nocturnal

Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd

Diet: Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore

Migratory: Yes / No

Domesticated: Yes / No

Dangerous: Yes / No