Definition of dorcas gazelle in English:
A small gazelle found on semi-desert plains in North Africa and western Asia.
- Gazella dorcas, family Bovidae
- While information on dorcas gazelles is limited, they are important to the habitats where they live.
- The natural predators of dorcas gazelles include cheetahs, which have largely been eliminated throughout the gazelle's range.
- Numbers of dorcas gazelle and aoudad may have increased since the creation of the reserve, but dama gazelle is declining due to continued military poaching and tourist disturbance.
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