Soemmerring’s Gazelle

Nangir soemmerringii

The Soemmerring’s Gazelle lives in the Horn of Africa, an area that includes the eastern countries of Kenya, Somalia, and Ethiopia.

These gazelles once ranged in herds of hundreds across northeast Africa, but due to overhunting and habitat destruction they now live in groups of only 15 to 20 animals.

The diet of the Soemmerring’s gazelle consists mainly of grasses, but they also eat acacia leaves and other herbs.

The word Gazelle comes from the Arabic word “ghazal”.

The picture of this Soemmerring’s Gazelle was taken at the zoo of San Diego, California, in March 2004.

Genus Nangir
Subfamily Antilopinae
Family Bovidae
Order Artiodactyla
Subclass Eutheria
Class Mammalia
Subphylum Vertebrata
Phylum Chordata
Kingdom Animalia
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