Photo of the Day #3: Mhorr Gazelle

Mhorr Gazelle

Given that the last two “pictures of the day” were of artiodactyls, I figured I’d keep going with the theme for the rest of the week. Today I’ve picked out a pair of shots of the Mhorr Gazelle (Gazella dama mhorr), taken last January at the Philadelphia Zoo. As you can guess from the scientific name I just mentioned, the Mhorr is a subspecies of Dama Gazelle (Gazella dama) which previously inhabited parts of the Sahara near Morocco in northern Africa. Today, however, the Mhorr is extinct in the wild and the Dama is critically endangered.

Mhorr Gazelle

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