Africa: central Algeria to Egypt
Desert, open bushland, from sea level to 19,000 feet
Wild: Herbivorous: grazer or browser (leaves & berries of desert plants)
Zoo: Alfalfa and grain
150 to 203 days
A medium-sized gazelle, with the average adult height about 30 inches, and weighing 60 pounds. The horns are approximately 16 inches in length. These are the palest in coloration of all gazelles. General coloration is an extremely pale sandy-fawn, with a faint brownish band along the lower flank. A median band on the blaze and cheeks is a darker sandy color, with a facial white stripe from above the eye to the muzzle. The horns are long and almost straight in both males and females, and are strongly ringed. They curve slightly backwards, sometimes diverging widely. The female’s horns are less curved. The hooves are slightly enlarged for walking on soft sand. The ears are very large.Slender-horned Gazelles are generally found in groups of 10 to 30 females and their young. Males are found either in small groups, or as solitary individuals. Lone adult males establish territories, and have temporary control over females that enter their territories. Slender-horned Gazelles are classed as Endangered. They are on the verge of extinction due to excessive hunting by people, for sale of meat and their horns, also competition from domestic animals.
Where in the Zoo?
I can be found in the African Plains at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo.