Slender Horned Gazelle
[Gazella leptoceros leptoceros]
The slender-horned gazelle is a medium-sized gazelle, with the average adult height about 30 inches, and weight 60 pounds. These are the palest in coloration of all gazelles. General coloration is an extremely pale sandy-fawn, with a faint brownish band along the lower flank. A median band on the blaze and cheeks is a darker sandy color, with a facial white stripe from above the eye to the muzzle. The horns are approximately 16 inches in length, almost straight in both males and females, and strongly ringed. They curve slightly backwards, sometimes diverging widely. The female's horns are less curved. The hooves are slightly enlarged for walking on soft sand. The ears are very large.
Slender-horned gazelles are classed as Endangered. They are on the verge of extinction because of excessive hunting by people, for sale of meat and their horns, and also because of competition from domestic animals.
Location: African Plains