The Grant’s Gazelle (Gazella granti) is a large African antelope.
The Grant’s Gazelle has sand-coloured fur with white underparts. It has a white tail with a black tuft of hair at the end. It has a white throat patch and facial markings. The male has horns that are large, thick, and strongly ridged, growing to 50-80 centimetres (20-32 inches) long. The female has very small horns, that are 30-45 centimetres (12-18 inches) long.
The Grant’s Gazelle can grow to 75-90 centimetres (30-36 inches) tall.
It is found in Kenya and Tanzania. It prefers short-grassed grasslands and scrubby woodlands. It is a grazer, feeding on grass.
The Grant’s Gazelle lives in small herds of around nine females and their calves with one territorial male. Bachelor herds of young male gazelles average about five individuals who live close to the female herd.
Females have one live young, called a calf, after a seven-month pregnancy.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
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