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  Chinkara

 

India

Chinkaras grazing in Panna National Park in India. These small gazelles are only about 65 centimeters tall and have a reddish-buff fur, with a pitch black tail and white underparts. The sides of the face have dark chestnut stripes bordered by white stripes, from the corner of the eye to the snout. Males grow a pair of blackish, ribbed horns, that have a set of rings at the base and usually grow up to around 20-25 centimeters long.

 

The horns typically curve backward and then upward, ending in a sharp point. Females may also grow horns, but with a less thick base and without any base rings. See also List of Thai Animal Names.

 

  Chinkara