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A Young Gazelle

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A young gazelle glancing towards me at Cairo Zoo, Egypt.


Capable of traveling at speeds of upto 50 mph, a gazelle is an antelope of the genus Gazella that live in the grasslands and savannas of Africa, but they are also found in southwest Asia. Gazelles eat coarse, easily digestible plants and leaves and the occasional animal carcous.


Gazelles are rather small antelopes, most standing from 2 to 3 ft (60–90 cm) high at the shoulder, and are generally fawn colored. Some are strikingly marked with black and white. In most the horns are heavily ringed and curve backward and inward in the form of a lyre

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Taken on March 14, 2008