Dorcas Gazelle

Dorcas Gazelle / Gazella dorcas

 Adult_Male_Dorcas_Gazelle_01  Dorcas_Fawn_01


Several subspecies of the Genus dorcas have been described, based on phenotypic variation, but the validity of these subspecies awaits further investigation using molecular techniques. Dorcas Gazelles survive on vegetation in grassland, steppe, wadis, mountain desert and in semi-desert climates. The species ranges throughout Africa, Arabia and into Iran and northern India. When conditions are harsh, dorcas Gazelles live in pairs, but when conditions are more favorable they join together in family herds with one adult male, several females and young. The IUCN classifies the dorcas gazelle as

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