Wildlife | Thompson's Gazelle

Safari Ltd

Regular price $6.99

The most common type of gazelle found in East Africa, the Thomson’s gazelle is sometimes colloquially referred to as a tommie. Named after explorer Joseph Thomson, they are the second fastest animal on planet Earth and can reach speeds of up to 60 miles per hour in a full sprint. History: With a worldwide population of about 500,000 individuals, the Thomson’s gazelle is considered a near threatened species. It’s estimated that their number declined as much as 60% in the last century. Like many animals, especially those native to niche environments, the Thomson’s gazelle is primarily effected by habitat loss and fragmentation due to human expansion. Scientific Name: Eudorcas thomsonii Characteristics: The Thomson’s gazelle is incredibly reliant on short grasses as its main source of food, so make sure you have some greens around the house in case this fellow gets hungry! Painted and sculpted by experts, this Thomson's gazelle toy figurine reflects Safari’s mission to create life-like, scientifically accurate, and fun wildlife models. Size: At 3.25 inches long and 2.5 inches tall, this Thomson's gazelle toy figurine is a bit bigger than a deck of cards stood on its side. The Thomson's Gazelle is part of the Wild Safari® Wildlife collection All of our products are Non-toxic and BPA free