15 to 35 kilograms (33 to 77 pounds)
55 to 82 centimeters at the shoulder (21 to 32 inches)
About 10.5 years in the wild
Open plains and grassland
Thomson’s gazelles are victims of hunting.
They are often found on ranches and farmlands after many animals have left, feeding on the short grasses exposed by cattle. Here, they are an easy target and are often shot or snared for food.
Humans are encroaching on their living spaces.
The Thomson’s gazelle’s habitat is decreasing as human populations grow and agriculture, settlements, and roads expand.
Our solutions to protecting the Thomson’s gazelle:
African Wildlife Foundation works with governments and villages to designate wildlife corridors — large swaths of land that wildlife use to roam freely and safely from one park, or country, to another. Corridors link protected areas and allow species to follow rains or travel to their calving grounds.
AWF engages communities living near wildlife to create sustainable practices for agricultural and settlement growth by providing training on best practices and incentivizing conservation agriculture when appropriate. These techniques maximize revenue while ensuring agriculture minimizes its impact on Thomson’s gazelles and other wildlife.