Thomsons Gazelles, Eudorcas thomsonii, Serengeti National park, Tanzania, East Africa. They are drinking at a waterhole, part of the Moru River during the dry season. It becomes more and more difficult for animals to find water during the dry season, and they may have to travel long distances to quench their thirst.
Tommies as they are known are one of the most common antelopes in Africa. Thomson’s gazelles are 53 to 67 cm tall and weigh 13 to 24 kg, females, 17 to 29 kg, males. The males have slender elegant horns. They are prey for all the great predators, especially cheetahs.