Thomson’s Gazelle in Swahili: swala tomi (Gazella thomsonii)
Shoulder height: 60 cm; weight: 20 – 25 kg. Gazelles are gracefull, relatively small antelope that generally occur in large herds in open country, and have fawn-brown upper parts and a white belly. Thomson’s gazelle is characteric of the East African plains, where it is the only gazelle to have a black horizontal flank stripe. It is common to abundant in the Serengeti and surrounds.