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Endangered

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Speke’s Gazelle

Fact:

This small gazelle is named after the British explorer Captain John Speke, who explored central Africa.

Habitat:

Stony brush, grass steppes and semi-desert areas.

Threats:

Expanding agriculture, habitat fragmentation, and hunting.

Range:

Somalia and Ethiopia.

Additional Information:

Overgrazing and uncontrolled hunting in Somalia and Ethiopia threaten this gazelle with extinction. AWPR has a large and important breeding group of this species.