The Dorcas Gazelle is a pale sandy coloured with a white underbelly with two brown stripes on either side. Both males and females have horns, although the males are a lot longer and thicker.
They are found in savannahs and deserts throughout northern Africa. Their diet consists mostly of the flowers, leaves and pods of Acacia trees, but they also feed on the fruits and leaves of a variety of other bushes.
For years, the Dorcas Gazelle was pursued by nomad populations that used their meat as food. It was the arrival of guns and motor cars however, that has been the main factor in their spectacular decrease in numbers, along with a loss of habitat from expanding agriculture.
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