Arabian Mountain Gazelle (Idmi)

Arabian Mountain Gazelle / Gazella gazella
Adult_Male_Idmi_01  Idmi_Baby_01
The Idmi gazelle inhabits a range of desert and semi-desert habitats. They often occur in steep terrain, but avoid rocky areas. Their original distribution is Israel; Oman; Saudi Arabia; United Arab Emirates; Yemen. Idmis have been introduced into Iran. Once widespread all over the Arabian Peninsula, the Idmi is now declining due to illegal hunting and live capture. The IUCN classifies them as VULNERABLE. There are 5 subspecies described, all of them differ in size and coloration as well as the shape of the horns.
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