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Thom·son's gazelle

 (tŏm′sənz)
n.
A small gazelle (Eudorcas thomsonii) of eastern Africa, having a broad black stripe on each side of the body and long, ridged horns in the male.

[After Joseph Thomson (1858-1895), Scottish geologist and explorer.]

Thom′son's gazelle′


n.
an E African gazelle, Gazella thomsoni.
[1910–15; after Joseph Thomson (1858–95), British explorer, who collected the type specimen]
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Noun1.Thomson's gazelle - East African gazelleThomson's gazelle - East African gazelle; the smallest gazelle
Gazella, genus Gazella - typical gazelles
gazelle - small swift graceful antelope of Africa and Asia having lustrous eyes
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5 million wildebeest, accompanied by large numbers of zebras, Grant's gazelles, Thomson's gazelles, elands, and impalas, make an enormous loop every year between the Serengeti in Tanzania and Maasai Mara in Kenya, in search of food.
There were Thomson's Gazelles and Grant's Gazelles and Impalas and Topis.
Every year, zebra, Thomson's gazelles and more than two million wildebeest go to and from the Serengeti in Tanzania.
Noteworthy among them are the black rhinoceros, buffalo, hippopotamus, wildebeest, Burchell's zebra, eland, Grant's and Thomson's gazelles, waterbuck, cheetah, African wild dog, serval, and leopard.
A cheetah, just vanquished and spent in a race, was being seen off by a herd of Thomson's gazelles.
6%), no seropositive samples were detected among samples from 266 buffalo, 59 Thomson's gazelles, and 6 Grant's gazelles.
My guide and driver - another William - picked me up early, and immediately on entering the national park we encountered wildlife - a small group of Thomson's gazelles.
We watched as a leopard stalked Thomson's gazelles, white rhino lazed under trees and herds of buffalo glared at us as our cameras went into overdrive.
1996) compared grazing rates of free-ranging Thomson's gazelles (Gazella thomsoni) in southwestern Kenya relative to grass availability, using the foraging model of Spalinger and Hobbs (1992).
He sets out to justify his theory in the face of instances in nature where animals act in apparently altruistic ways--such as `stotting', the extraordinary high leaping performed by Thomson's gazelles when they try to evade a predator.
grevyi), and Thomson's gazelles (Gazella thomsoni) are a subtype or variant of EHV-1 (2).