Procapra – Central Asian gazelles

Despite their name, they are not true gazelles; are considered the ancestor of goats

The Mongolian gazelle is thought to have a population of well over one million and may be the most abundant of all hoofed mammals, according to the IUCN. At the same time, Przewalski’s gazelle is classified as Endangered, and the Tibetan gazelle as Near threatened.

Przewalski’s gazelle is possibly the most endangered species of large mammals. The major threats to this species are competition with livestock and the fencing of their natural habitat.

Like all other gazelles, these animals are also herbivorous, feeding primarily on leaves and a few types of grasses. Mostly, they live in relatively small groups compared to the other gazelle genera, and males are often solitary animals in some species.