Thomson's Gazelle

Description

Small gazelle with continually wagging tail. Tan coat has conspicuous black and white markings. Wide black side stripe with wide pale zone above and white underparts below. White rump patch usually with black stripe on each side and short black tail. Newborns browner with markings less conspicuous. Well-formed horns on male, but female horn condition varies. Male horns upright, nearly parallel in shallow S, thick, heavily ringed. Average length 12 in. (10 to 17). Female horns thin, nearly smooth spikes 3 to 6 in. long, often irregular shape or lengths or lacking entirely. Male weight average 52 lbs. (37 to 64); female average 41 lbs. (26 to 52)

Breeding Season

Twice yearly mating peaks closely follow the twice-yearly birth peaks. Peaks may be more prominent in places with typical rainy seasons.

Gestation & Young Per Birth

5 1/2 to 6 mo.; 1 young.

Fencing

7 ft. when not excited.