Mongolian gazelle

Mongolian gazelleMeasuring around 1m to 1.5m, with a weight of 20 to 40kgs, the Mongolian gazelle (Procapra gutturosa) could be recognized from its buff covering, which is paler during the winter season. The males are the only ones who hold the lyre-formed horns, and these horns curl backward and go parallel to its back, and these horns grow about .40cm.

Longevity is expected to be seven years, and talking about their mating, it occurs from November all the way to January. Newborns lie quite hidden from the world, that is, for the initial days. After about four days to a week, they would joining the parents.

During winter/autumn days, a Mongolian gazelle is active in the daytime, they graze during mornings and even afternoons. Mongolian gazelles are very fast, they could run all the way to 39 kilometers/hour, they could hold this clip at 12,000 meters...impressive isn't it? That is not all, they could jumpo up to two meters into air. Still, not only that, a Mongolian gazelle is a strong swimmer and could traverse big rivers...and as such, these gazelles are capable of doing big-scale migrations. A herd of 6,000 to 8,000 (both genders) congregate during the spring, and they could cover at least 200km in one day, and even while not migrating, a Mongolian gazelle could move above 20 kilometers in a day's time.
Who eats them: principally, thewolves. At the moment, they do not fall under the endangered kind, but they are going there, from all indications. Time will only tell if in the immediate future, they would be endangered, or if they would prevail (I can make a good guess, and it would coincide with yours).

Picture of the Monoglian gazelle by Alessio Marrucci, licensed under GFDL

Keywords: brown , white , horn , diurnal

The Dzeren, mongolian gazelle is listed as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Namings for the Mongolian gazelle
A young / baby of a Mongolian gazelle is called a 'calf'.
Mongolian gazelle habitats
Grassland and Temperate Grassland
Some facts about the
Mongolian gazelle

Adult weight : 30 kg (66 lbs)

Maximum longevity : 12 years

Female maturity :532 days

Gestation : 185 days

Litter size : 1

Litters per year : 1

Interval between litters : 365 days

Weight at birth : 2.9 kg (6.38 lbs)

Source: AnAge, licensed under CC

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