A herd of 19 specimens of Cuvier’s gazelle has just joined the Nature Park Cabárceno, where it will be a study of behavior and adaptation. This North African species is seriously endangered and Cabárceno wants to collaborate on an ambitious project that has been launched for captive breeding.


To this end, the park has signed a collaboration agreement with the Experimental Station for Arid Zones (EEZA) from Almeria, which belongs to the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC). The program will be developed includes the recovery of four species of ungulates from North Africa, including the aforementioned gazelle. This animal was rescued in the early 60’s by the Spanish Army in its retreat from the Sahara and to be used gradually reintroducing into the wild.
In facility Cantur dependent Cantabrian consider that, by joining this initiative, are a step closer towards quality. The role of veterinarians and researchers Cabárceno not be without complications, as these ungulates are very delicate handling, and at the time, very aggressive with their own kind: it has had to settle for the 19 animals received few protections at the tips of the horns. The herd has been installed in an enclosure of five acres.
For practitioners of the enclosure, be involved in this project is a new challenge to be on track to make copies. Cuvier’s gazelle is named in honor of French paleontologist Georges Cuvier. Reaches a height of between 65 and 75 inches and can weigh 30 to 35 pounds. It lives in small groups of five or six individuals, consisting of females with their young and a dominant male. African gazelle is the only known the twin births.

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Information obtained from www.eldiariomontanes.com