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 in: 3.25 L x
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.