Meet Our Animals > Thomson’s Gazelle
Quick Facts
Native to Savanna and grassland habitats particularly in the Serengeti region of Kenya and Tanzania
Primary Diet Grasses make up about 90 percent of their diet; also seeds and browse on shrub
Adult Weight 35 to 75 pounds
Lifespan 10 to 12 years
Status Least Concern

Thomson’s Gazelle

Gazelles are extremely alert to sounds and movements, relying on visual awareness of one another to stay in contact. Their strong sense of hearing, sight, and smell balance its vulnerability and small size on the open plains.


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Northwestern Mutual Family Farm

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