Thursday, April 30, 2009

Mhorr Gazelle at the Louisville Zoo

The Mhorr Gazelle found at the Louisville Zoo is now extinct in the wild. Native to Morocco, it was hunted to extinction in the 1950s and 1960s. It now only exists in zoos. According to this sign there are 138 left in the world.

It is a member of the Dama Gazelle and is known by its scientific name as Gazella dama mhorr.

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