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Blue Duiker
Dik-Dik
Gazelle tribe
Thomson's gazelle
Grant's gazelle
Gerenuk
Kob antelope
Waterbuck
Sable antelope
Oryx or Gemsbok
Hartebeest
Topi or Tsessebe
Common Wildebeest
Impala
Bushbuck
Sitatunga
Greater Kudu
Bongo
Common eland
African or Cape buffalo
Giraffe
Gazelle Tribe: Antilopini

Medium-sized antelopes which inhabit arid areas around the Sahara and the Horn of Africa.

Characteristics

Horns
Present in both sexes; the female horns are very short compared to male horns.

Coat
Smooth and glossy

Color
Tan with white underparts and rump. Most species have a dark stripe on the side as well as black facial markings.

Social System
Large herds always have a territorial male while small herds tend to have a territorial male as well. Gazelles of different species often herd together, take Grant's and Thompson's gazelles, for example.

How they move
Gazelle can reach top speeds of 50 to 55 mph (82 - 89 kph). Gazelle also have the ability to jump, dodge, and turn sharply while escaping predators.



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