About the Dama Gazelle

The Dama Gazelle is one of the most elegant and graceful creatures around the world. As the largest species in its genus, they can still reach impressive speeds of 29 to 35 miles per hour. Dama Gazelles are highly social creatures and have been known to gather into mixed groups of 10-20 individuals. The word "gazelle" comes from "gazal", an Arabic word, that is frequently used in love poems.

Height 2'10" to 4'
Weight 77 to 165 pounds
Diet Grasses, leaves, shoots, fruits
Gestation Period 6-6.5 months
Life Span 12-19 years
Threats Natural predators, climate change, hunting

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