TIBETAN GAZELLE/Behaviour, Distribution, Habitat, Size, Weight, IUCN stetus

TIBETAN GAZELLE

TIBETAN GAZELLE

DESCRIPTION: A small antelope, the Tibetan Gazelle has short, greyish fawn fur in summer and luxuriant, pale fawn fur in winter. It is easily recognized by its large, heart-shaped rump patch that flashes white in both sexes. The undersides are white, the legs paler than body and the tail is black-tipped. In the middle of the white rump, the tail tip often looks like a black dot. The females are hornless, and the male horns are slender and rise up, curve sharply backwards and then rise upagain. They are black and ridged almost all the way through.
BEHAVIOUR: Young hide for at least two weeks after birth in the grass.
DISTRIBUTION: Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir; northern Sikkim.
HABITAT: Alpine meadows and steppes, avoiding cold deserts. Found both on hillsides and valleys.

Size: 60–105 cm, 

Wt: 14.1–14.5 kg

IUCN Status: Near Threatened

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