Grant’s Gazelle

The Grant’s gazelle (Nanger granti) is a species of gazelle distributed from northern Tanzania to South Sudan in Ethiopia, and from the Kenyan coast to Lake Victoria. Its Swahili name is Swala Granti. It was named for the 19th century Scottish explorer, Lt Col Grant. The Grant’s gazelle stands 30 to 37 inches a the shoulder. the females weigh from 77 to 110 lbs and males from 110 to 180 lbs. Its coat is a beige orange on the back with white belly. The Grant’s gazelle looks similar to Thomson’s gazelle, except it has lyre-shaped horns which are stout at the base, clearly ringed, and measuring 18 to 32 inches long.

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