English: Mongolian Gazelle; French: Gazelle de Mongolie; Chinese: Mongu-hiang-yang; Mongolian: Zeer, Zagan Zeer; Russian: Dseren, Jeren.
Former distribution: As now.
Present distribution: Northern Xinziang Province and western Nei Monggol Province in China, Dsungarei and Inner Gansu (Kansu), southern Mongolia, USSR, Altai region.
Behaviour: See Kropf-Gazelle
Population status: Stable. Estimated numbers: Mongolia: 700 000 acc. to BUYANDELGER 1988, pers. comm; China: 1 500 000.
Body weight: 35-50 kg
Head and body length: 125-150 cm
Tail length: 8-12 cm
Shoulder height: 60-76 cm
Gestation period: Probably 5 1/2 months
Maximum age: No records
Trophy: Record SCI: 36 4/8 score, 1981 Mongolia, JAMES A. HERING, average 20 score. RW’s: 13 3/4″, Altai USSR, Sir EDMUND G. LODER; average 10″.
Hunting methods: Stalking on horseback and camel, with dogs, with beaters and eagles.
1. Procapra g. gutturosa Eastern range of distribution areas. Stable.
2. Procapra g. altaica Western range of the distribution area. Stable. Trophy: Record SCI: 31 score, 1981 Mongolia, FRED CLARK; average 18 score.
Remarks: A.G. BANNIKOV (1966), confirms only 1 species, P.g. gutturosa, and not P.g. altaica. Fortunately these Mongolian Gazelle are well managed by Mongolian and Chinese Game Councils and are now out of danger. The main predator is the wolf.