Dama Gazelle

FUN FACTS

Dama Gazelle

  • Gazelles mark their territories with dung, urine, and secretions that are derived from glands located near their eyes.

  • Pronking is a way to warn other herd members that danger is near.  This action involves the gazelle hopping up and down while leaving their four legs completely stiff.  The result is all four legs hitting the ground simultaneously, gaining the attention of the rest of the herd.

  • Within a couple of days of being born, the Dama offspring are able to follow the herd.  Within a week, these small gazelles are able to run just as fast as the adults!

  • Dama Gazelles are also called Addra Gazelles or Mhorr Gazelles.

  • They can stand on their hind legs to eat from plants as high as six feet tall!

  • These animals are diurnal, meaning you will see them active throughout the day at Ox Ranch!