Learn more about the Dorcas gazelle – with amazing Dorcas gazelle videos, photos and facts on Arkive. The Dorcas Gazelle is the smallest gazelle. The males’ horns are lyre-shaped and up to 40 cm long. The females’ horns are smaller and straighter. The body. Gazella dorcas. Dorcas gazelle. Taxonomy. Gazella dorcas [Linnaeus, ]. Citation: Syst. Nat., 10th ed., Type locality: Lower Egypt.
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The dorcas gazelle is the gazelle per se referred to in the Holy Bible and of considerable cultural importance for the peoples in North Africa and the Near East. Activity patterns are determined by the severity of the climate.
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Gazella dorcas varies in coloration, depending on the location. Synapomorphy of the Bilateria. Some dorcas gazelles are also known for their dangerous behaviors when surrounded. Hyemoschus Water chevrotain H. Mammalian Species Whippomorpha unranked clade Hippopotamidae Hippopotamus Hippopotamus H.
As the young gazelle grows, they join their natal group for the first year, or longer. Rodents of Unusual Size.
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. Giant forest hog H.
Retrieved 13 March The white underside is bordered with a brown stripe, above which is a sandy stripe. In dunes near seas and oceans this is compounded by the influence of salt in the air and soil. Image credit Link to this image Add to scrapbook How you can use this image.
In captivity pregnancy can happen as early as six months of age. Embed this Arkive thumbnail link “portlet” by copying and pasting the code below. Pale fox Vulpes pallida. Mammalian species Fr En Es Members’ Area. Please donate to Arkive Help us share the wonders of the natural world. In the wild, females will usually begin reproducing around age two. They outcompete other grazers such as sheep and goats that are used for economic purposes.
In the Western Desert of Egypt it prefers oasis-type depressions and used to occur along the coast of the Mediterranean; it also inhabits wadis in this area.
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Bates’s pygmy antelope N. In Jordan they are found in flat gravel-plains, mixed gravel and dune areas and gravel plateaux, and in Israel they are typically found in wadis, where acacia trees are able to grow due to the presence of underground water sources 3.
In many countries, it has been proposed that further reserves should be created and enforcement of existing legal protection should be improved.
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Dorcas gazelle – Wikipedia
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MyARKive offers the scrapbook feature to signed-up members, allowing you to organize your favourite Arkive images and videos and share them with friends. Views Read Edit View history. They are able to withstand high temperatures, but when it is very hot, they are active mainly from dusk to dawn.
Home range of a male accompanied by a small group of females and young is about 25 square kilometers.
Lindsey Paretti – Blood Island. X Close Link to this photo Embed this Arkive thumbnail link “portlet” by copying and pasting the code below. Their horns have the most pronounced curve of members of Gazellaand within the subspecies the amount of curve in the horn varies.
The serval and caracal also prey on this species. Individuals belonging to the Saharan subspecies G. Gazella dorcas relies chiefly on its keen eyesight to watch dogcas predators. Threats facing this species include habitat loss due to the expansion of permanent agriculture and grazing pressures caused by domestic sheep and goats.