Dama Gazelle Footprint Cast

Description

Dama Gazelle Footprint Cast measures 22×16.5cm. The Dama Gazelle Footprint Cast Replica Models is Museum quality polyurethane cast made in the USA. The dama gazelle, addra gazelle, or mhorr gazelle is a species of gazelle. It lives in Africa in the Sahara desert and the Sahel. The dama gazelle is white with a reddish-brown head and neck. 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.

The dama gazelle is considered the largest species of gazelle, with incredibly long legs, which provide extra surface area to dissipate heat, one of the many ways it stays cool in its hot desert environment. It also tends to need more water than some of its desert relatives, but it can withstand fairly long periods of drought. Unlike many other desert mammals, the dama gazelle is a diurnal species, meaning it is active during the day.

Always on the alert, the dama gazelle uses a behavior called pronking to warn herd members of danger. Pronking involves the animal hopping up and down with all four of its legs stiff, so that its limbs all leave and touch the ground at the same time. Males also establish territories, and during breeding season, they actively exclude other mature males. They mark their territories with urine and dung piles and secretions from glands near their eyes.

Additional information

Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 22 × 16.5 in
Dama Gazelle Footprint

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Bovidae
Subfamily: Antilopinae
Genus: Nanger
Species: N. dama
Binomial name: Nanger dama
Conservation status: Critically Endangered

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