Persian Goitered Gazelle

Persian Goitered Gazelle / Gazella subgutturosa subgutturosa
Throughout much of their range, goitered gazelles undergo seasonal migrations. Unlike many gazelles, the goitered gazelle has a restricted breeding season. This occurs from November to January, with the resulting births taking place in April and May. During the breeding season, adult males become territorial. Like their cousins the “Rheem” gazelle the males show then the distinct “goiter” as well as a distinctive swelling of their pre-orbital glands. Persian goiter gazelles inhabit deserts, semi-deserts, hilly plains, and plateaus in southern and central Asia. It is classified as NEAR THREATENED (lower risk) by IUCN. There is an European studbook on this species where AWWP participates in.


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