In this quick tutorial you’ll learn how to draw a gazelle in just a few quick steps, but first…
Interesting Facts about Gazelles
Gazelles are antelopes that are found in Africa and Asia. They are members of the Bovidae family, which includes other animals with split hooves such as the African buffalo, bison, goats, and sheep. There are 19 species of gazelles. They are famous for their graceful stride as they move across the open plains where they live.
Did You Know?
- In the wild, the average lifespan of gazelles is 10 to 12 years.
- Gazelles eat shoots, leaves, and grasses.
- The gazelle’s predators include cheetahs.
- Female gazelles are called doe. Male gazelles are called bucks. A baby gazelle is called a fawn or calf.
- Gazelles have tan coats with white rumps. They are known for their long ringed horns. Doe horns are shorter than buck horns.
After about six months being pregnant, female gazelles give birth to one or two babies at a time. The mothers hide their young in the grass of the plains, and the fawns stay with them until they are old enough to join a herd, which is a group of gazelles. Doe usually stay in the same herd as their mother. Bucks join male-only herds. One herd can have as little as eight or as many as hundreds of gazelles.