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Goitered Gazelle

(engl: Goitered Gazelle)

That's how you impress the ladies

The Persian subspecies, the Goiter Gazelle, lives in the Zoo. Only the males have horns. During mating season, the bucks are also recognised by their enlarged swollen throat. It helps them attract females and is an eponymous feature.

Not easy prey

In imminent danger, gazelles escape in large leaps. Often, they can even outrun other gazelles. The animals can reach speeds of up to 100 km/h while on the run.

Verbreitungsgebiet: Kropfgazelle
Verbreitungsgebiet: Kropfgazelle
Wissenschaftl. Name Gazella subgutturosa
Ordnung Artiodactyla
Familie Bovidae
Größe bis 120 cm
Gewicht bis 45 kg
Fortpflanzung Tragzeit 6 Monate, 1-2 Jungtiere
Verbreitung Asia
Lebensraum dry steppe
Nahrung Grasses, Herbs, Foliage
Bestand highly endangered