How Fast Can a Gazelle Run?
In short bursts a gazelle can run at speeds of around 60mph which is about 96.6km/h. When running a gazelle can run at a sustained speed of around 30-35mph which is about 48.3-56.3km/h. There are around 19 different species of gazelle. The 19 species of gazelle are mostly found in parts of Africa and in parts of Asia. Since there are many gazelle species the sizes and weights of gazelles tend to vary from species to species. The body of a gazelle can be anywhere from 0.51-1.2 meters tall at the shoulder which is about 1.7-3.9 feet tall at the shoulder. As for weight, a gazelle can weigh anywhere from around 12-75kg which is about 26.5-165.3 pounds. The largest species of gazelle is the dama gazelle which is around 1.2 meters tall at the shoulder which is about 3.9 feet tall at the shoulder. The dama gazelle will weigh around 75kg which is about 165.3 pounds. The gazelle with the longest horns is the Grant's gazelle. The horns of a Grant's gazelle are around 0.8 meters long which is about 2.6 feet long. Gazelles are usually found in open areas like the plains. As for diet, a gazelle will eat things like grasses, shoots, herbs, shrubs, and leaves. Gazelles do not need to drink much water because they extract moisture from the food they eat. The gestation period for a gazelle is around 6 months. Gazelles will usually give birth to one or two offspring. The mother will usually hide these offspring in the tall grasses until they are old enough to join a herd. As for lifespan, a gazelle will live for around 10-12 years.