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Cuvierís Gazelle

Gazella cuvieri (G. gazella cuvieri)

 

Weight: Females15-20 kg; males 20-35 kg.

Habitat: Occurs in a wide variety of habitats in hilly terrain, including open oak forests; Aleppo pine forests; open country with a mixture of wheat fields, vineyards and hill-top grasslands; and stony desert plateaus.

Birth Season: Mating occurs in early winter, with births occurring in the spring (April - May).

Diet: A browser and a grazer, eating grass, herbs and shrubs. It often eats cultivated crops.

Threats: Hunting for skins, meat and as a trophy, especially after motorized hunting with modern firearms became feasible. It also suffers from continuing habitat loss, mainly due to overgrazing by livestock.

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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