What’s the difference between a Thomson’s Gazelle and a Grant’s Gazelle?

The Thomson’s Gazelle (Gazella thomsonii) is cinnamon-coloured and the Grant’s Gazelle (Gazella granti) is sand-coloured.

The Thomson’s Gazelle lacks white on its body above the tail. The Grant’s Gazelle has white above the tail.

The Thomson’s Gazelle has a black tail. The Grant’s Gazelle has a white tail with a black tuft.

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The Thomson’s Gazelle has a bold black side stripe separating the brown coat from its white underparts. The Grant’s Gazelle has no side stripe or a fainter black side stripe than the Thomson’s Gazelle.

The Thomson’s Gazelle is smaller than the Grant’s Gazelle.

Thomson's Gazelle

Thomson’s Gazelle

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Grant’s Gazelle

 

Photographer: Martina Nicolls

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