Eudorcas – Gazelles

Some gazelle herds are up to 700 individuals, while others like to keep the party small and separated by gender

The thin yet graceful gazelles in this genus resemble deer in appearance and live mainly in Africa and Asia. They are identified by horns (curved or ringed), reddish brown coats, and white rumps.

Agility is observed in these animals, even during harsh climates. An interesting adaptive behavior observed in these gazelles is the shrinking of organs to mitigate water loss. The smaller heart or liver needs less oxygen, resulting in decreased breathing and body water conservation. They are social animals and alert each other of nearby danger by stiffly springing into the air — this action is known as ‘pronking’ or ‘stotting.’