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Ngorongoro Grant-Gazelle

The most distinguishing feature of the Grant's gazelle (Nanger granti) is the distinct vertical black stripe that runs down either side of the white buttocks. The underparts and inner legs are also white, and the tail is white at the base but has longer black hair towards the tip. Its magnificent horns are long, ringed and slope slightly backwards and outwards, with the tips pointing inwards. The lighter females have considerably shorter and more slender horns, and several subspecies of Grant’s gazelle are recognised based on the shape of the horns. The eyes are set in leaf-shaped, jet-black patches of skin, incorporating the preorbital glands that, unlike other gazelle species, the Grant’s gazelle does not use to mark territories.

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