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Grant's Gazelle

Nanger granti

Grant's Gazelle, Nanger granti, photo © by Michael Plagens

Photographed at Amboseli National Park in Kenya. March 2011.

The Grant's Gazelle stands 75–91 cm (30–36 inches) up to the shoulder and weighs 45–65 kg (100–145 lbs).[3] Its coat is a beige orange on the back with a white belly. The Grant's Gazelle looks similar to a Thomson's Gazelle except it has lyre-shaped horns which are stout at the base, clearly ringed and measuring 45–81 cm (18–32 in) long. The subspecies are segregated by different morphological characters such as; horn shape and slight differences in coat colour.[2] These differences are not indicative of ecological separation as with some species.[2] They can reach running speeds of up to 80 to 90 km/h (50–56 mph). [From Wikipedia]

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