Gazelle

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Gazelle
Thomson's Gazelle
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Infraclass: Eutheria
Superorder: Laurasiatheria
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Bovidae
Subfamily: Antilopinae
Genus: Gazella
Blainville, 1816

A gazelle is a kind of antelope. Gazelles form the genera Gazella, Eudorcas and Nanger.

Gazelles are mostly found in the grasslands and savannas of Africa, but they are also found in southwest Asia. Gazelles are known as fast animals. They can reach high speeds for long periods of time. They usually live in herds. They eat plants and leaves. They show a special way of running slowly and jumping high when they are chased by lions or cheetahs.

Gazelle comes from from the Arabic ghazăl (Arabic: غزال).[1]

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  1. Walter, Henriette; Fawcett, Peter D. (1994). Peter D. Fawcett. ed. French inside out: the worldwide development of the French language in the past, the present and the future (Illustrated ed.). Routledge. p. 66. ISBN 0415076692, 9780415076692. http://books.google.ca/books?id=n3wOAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA66&dq=%27gazelle%27+Arabic+etymology&lr=&cd=50#v=onepage&q=%27gazelle%27%20Arabic%20etymology&f=false.

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