Thomson's Gazelle

No. 227029

by Safari Ltd
$5.99USD

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.

  • 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! Hand painted and sculpted by experts, this figurine reflects Safari’s mission to create life-like, scientifically accurate, and fun wildlife models.
  • Size and Color: Thomson’s gazelles have a very distinct look, with large black ringed antlers, a white and stomach with black trim, and a tawny brown body. 3.25 inches long and 2.5 inches tall, this 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
  • 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.

    • Recommended Age: 3+
    • Size in cm: 8.25 L x
    • Size in inches: 3.25 L x
    • UPC: 095866227005
    Present Status Although Thompson's gazelles are the most plentiful of all gazelles and their numbers have not had a steep decline since the 1990's, they are listed as near threatened by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN). Their main threat comes from habitat loss and degradation.