Speke's Gazelle at the Oregon Zoo
in Washington Park
Portland, Oregon

The Speke's gazelle (Gazella spekei) is the smallest of the gazelle species. It is confined to the Horn of Africa, where it inhabits stony brush, grass steppes, and semideserts. This species has been sometimes regarded as a subspecies of the Dorcas gazelle, though this is now widely disregarded. Severe habitat fragmentation means it is now impossible to assess the natural migratory or nomadic patterns of G. spekei. Its numbers are under threat, and despite an increase in population, the IUCN in 2007 announced its status had changed from vulnerable to endangered. [from wikipedia]
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At Play
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(Date Photographed: 14:02:43 Friday 10 November 2017)
(Date Published: Thursday 8 January 2018)
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A Bontebok and a Speke's gazelle were at play, bumping horns and wagging their tails.


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A Sign
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(Date Photographed: 14:01:05 Friday 10 November 2017)
(Date Published: Thursday 8 January 2018)
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A sign outside the enclosure described the animal inside the enclosure. The sign read, in part, "Speke's Gazelle, Gazelli spekei," and went on to describe the gazelle's habitat, diet, and status.


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Wide Shot
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(Date Photographed: 14:01:11 Friday 10 November 2017)
(Date Published: Thursday 8 January 2018)
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A wide photograph to show the gazelle in context with its large enclosure.


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Video Of Play
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(Date Photographed: 14:02:43 Friday 10 November 2017)
(Date Published: Thursday 8 January 2018)
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A video showing a Bontebok and a Speke's gazelle at play, bumping horns.


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Stood Still
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(Date Photographed: 14:00:27 Friday 10 November 2017)
(Date Published: Thursday 8 January 2018)
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A Speke's gazelle stood still on the grass of a very large enclosure. This shot was captured using a long telephoto lens.


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Bontebok Versus Speke's Gazelle
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(Date Photographed: 14:03:00 Friday 10 November 2017)
(Date Published: Thursday 8 January 2018)
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In the head butting contest between a Bontebok and a Speke's Gazelle, the Bontebok has twice the body mass.


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Munches On Hay
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(Date Photographed: 14:09:05 Friday 10 November 2017)
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A Speke's Gazelle seen through the legs of a giraffe. The Speke's Gazelle was about to munch on hay.


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