[Nanger dama]
  Habitat: Savannas, grasslands, and sub-desert steppes
  Height: 35" to 47"
  Weight: 77-165 lbs
  Max Lifespan: 10-12 years
  Gestation Period: 6 1/2 months
  Number of Young: 1
  Horns: Males and Females
  Conservation Status: Critically Endangered
  
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- Largest type of gazelle.
- Have long legs which provide extra surface area on their bodies to dissipate heat and help them stay cool in the hot desert.
- A few days following birth, dama young are strong enough to follow the herd, and after a week, they are able to run as fast as the adults.
- Alert herd members of danger by pronking, which involves hopping up and down with all four legs stiff.
- Males and females have curved, ringed horns.
- Stand on their hind legs to eat from acacia trees and other plants as high as six feet from the ground.

 

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