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Thomson's or Grant's Gazelle?

Thomson's or Grant's Gazelle?
sooty mangabey, 29 Sep 2017
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    • sooty mangabey
      This photo is from July 2017. I was pretty sure it was a Thomson's Gazelle, but it looks too big, and too leggy. Is it a Grant's Gazelle? I thought the dark horizontal stripe was indicative of its being a Thomson's - and I still would say that - but one or two things I have seen about Grant's seem to suggest that they, too, can have such a stripe.
    • Anteaterman
      I want to say that it's a thomson's... but I could be wrong.
    • timmychompchomp
      This would be a Grant's Gazelle in my opinion. A good way to tell between the two is by looking for a white patch on the rump. In this picture the white patch comes up over onto the back flank which is indicative of a Grant's Gazelle. Thomson's do not have that and the white just continues to arch under the tail, so to speak, and over the rump. Horns are a different shape, typically, as well. Size is a big give away as well. Because of the subspecies of both, the stripes are bad Identifiers. This is the extent of my knowledge and my best swing at identification.
    • lintworm
      This is indeed a grant's gazelle, but a young one to make it difficult ;), the proportions are not completely right for a Thomson's (relatively long legs and neck) and the white of that continues above the black stripe is also a give-away.
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