Animal Age

How old does a Speke’s gazelle get? (age expectancy)

What is the maximal age a Speke’s gazelle reaches?

An adult Speke’s gazelle (Gazella spekei) usually gets as old as 12.67 years.

Speke’s gazelles are around 178 days in the womb of their mother. When born, they weight 1.25 kg (2.76 lbs) and measure 4.43 meter (14′ 7″). As a member of the Bovidae family (genus: Gazella), their offspring is 1 babies per pregnancy. Fully grown, they reach a bodylength of 88.5 cm (2′ 11″).

As a reference: Usually, humans get as old as 100 years, with the average being around 75 years. After being carried in the belly of their mother for 280 days (40 weeks), they grow to an average size of 1.65m (5′ 5″) and weight in at 62 kg (137 lbs), which is obviously highly individual.

A Speke's gazelle gets as old as 12.67 years

The Speke’s gazelle (Gazella spekei) is the smallest of the gazelle species. It is confined to the Horn of Africa, where it inhabits stony brush, grass steppes, and semideserts. This species has been sometimes regarded as a subspecies of the Dorcas gazelle, though this is now widely disregarded. Severe habitat fragmentation means it is now impossible to assess the natural migratory or nomadic patterns of G. spekei. Its numbers are under threat, and despite an increase in population, the IUCN in 2007 announced its status had changed from vulnerable to endangered. A captive population is maintained, and the wild population exists in the lower tens of thousands. As of 2008, this gazelle is classified as endangered under the IUCN Red List.Speke’s gazelle is named after John Hanning Speke, an English explorer of Central Africa.

Animals of the same family as a Speke’s gazelle

Not really brothers and sisters, but from the same biological family (Bovidae):

Animals that reach the same age as Speke’s gazelle

With an average age of 12.67 years, Speke’s gazelle are in good companionship of the following animals:

Animals with the same number of babies Speke’s gazelle

The same number of babies at once (1) are born by:

Weighting as much as Speke’s gazelle

A fully grown Speke’s gazelle reaches around 20 kg (44.09 lbs). So do these animals:

Animals as big as a Speke’s gazelle

Those animals grow as big as a Speke’s gazelle: