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Addra Gazelle

Addra Gazelle

Common Name:
Addra Gazelle
Scientific Name:
Nanger dama
Gestation Period:
195 days
  • Desert
  • Grassland
  • Savanna
3.5 ft
5 ft
Life Span:
11 yrs
Number of Young:
135 lb

Did you know that the long, thin legs of Addra gazelles provide extra surface area to help get rid of heat? Learn more about Addra gazelles.

Care & Wellness:

Through training, the keepers can approach the addra for visual inspections.  Trust through training also allows the keepers to hand feed and single out individuals for oral medications if needed.

  • Addras live in herds of up to 20, although in the past herds were into the hundreds.
  • They use speed and camouflage to avoid threats
  • Most of the water they need comes from the plants they eat
Endangered Status
  • Extinct in Wild (EW)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Not Evaluated (NE)
Fun Facts:
  • Also known as the Dama gazelle.
  • Addra may stand on their hinds legs to reach vegetation.
  • Long, thin legs provide extra surface area to help get rid of heat.
  • Males aggressively defend their territory and females during breeding season.
A male Addra gazelle watching the camera from Watani Grasslands