Animal Size

Thomson’s gazelle size: How big do they get?

How big does a Thomson’s gazelle get? Here is an overview over the average adult age:

A grown Thomson’s gazelle (Gazella thomsonii) reaches an average size of 88.5 cm (2′ 11″).

When born, they have an average size of 0 cm (0′ 0″). During their lifetime of about 15.17 years, they grow from 2.5 kg (5.51 lbs) to 22.6 kg (49.82 lbs). A Thomson’s gazelle has 1 babies at once. The Thomson’s gazelle (genus: Gazella) is a member of the family Bovidae.

As a reference: Humans reach an average body size of 1.65m (5′ 5″) while carrying 62 kg (137 lbs). A human woman is pregnant for 280 days (40 weeks) and on average become 75 years old.

The average adult size of a Thomson's gazelle is  (2' 11

Thomson’s gazelle (Eudorcas thomsonii) is one of the best-known gazelles. It is named after explorer Joseph Thomson and is sometimes referred to as a “tommie”. It is considered by some to be a subspecies of the red-fronted gazelle and was formerly considered a member of the genus Gazella within the subgenus Eudorcas, before Eudorcas was elevated to genus status. Thomson’s gazelles can be found in numbers exceeding 550,000 in Africa and are recognized as the most common type of gazelle in East Africa. The Thomson’s gazelle can reach speeds of 80–90 km/h (50–55 mph). It is the fifth-fastest land animal, after the cheetah (its main predator), pronghorn, springbok, and wildebeest.

Animals of the same family as a Thomson’s gazelle

We found other animals of the Bovidae family:

Animals with the same size as a Thomson’s gazelle

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as Thomson’s gazelle:

Animals with the same litter size as a Thomson’s gazelle

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (1) as a Thomson’s gazelle:

Animals with the same life expectancy as a Thomson’s gazelle

Completely different animals, but becoming as old as a Thomson’s gazelle:

Animals with the same weight as a Thomson’s gazelle

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Gazella thomsonii: