Grant's gazelle looking round

Grant's gazelle

Grant's gazelle is a large and heavily built gazelle living in arid areas of east Africa. Both males and females have long, ridged horns although males' are longer and thicker. Grant's gazelles, like most gazelles, form mixed sex groups outside the breeding season. During breeding, males form bachelor groups, or try to defend individual territories. Males mark territories with dung and urine. Grant's gazelle are found in east Africa’s open savannah away from any tall grass that may obscure their view of approaching predators.

Did you know?
The shape of the horns can be used to identify subspecies of Grant’s gazelle.

Scientific name: Nanger granti

Rank: Species

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Distribution

The Grant's gazelle can be found in a number of locations including: Africa. Find out more about these places and what else lives there.

Habitats

The following habitats are found across the Grant's gazelle distribution range. Find out more about these environments, what it takes to live there and what else inhabits them.

Additional data source: Animal Diversity Web

Conservation Status

Least Concern

  1. EX - Extinct
  2. EW
  3. CR - Threatened
  4. EN - Threatened
  5. VU - Threatened
  6. NT
  7. LC - Least concern

Population trend: Decreasing

Year assessed: 2008

Classified by: IUCN 3.1

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