Gazelle in Tsavo East NP on Acrylic Fridge Magnet
The Tsavo East National Park is amongst the biggest and oldest national parks in Kenya. It is spread over an area of 11,747 km2 and is located in a semi-arid region that was known as the Taru Desert in the past. Tsavo East NP is situated close to the town 'Voi' located in the Taita-Taveta District in Coast Province. The park contains a huge variety of animals including the Gazelle, which is an antelope belonging to the genus Gazella. You can see two gazelles in the Tsavo East NP on the acrylic fridge magnet above, making this magnet a fitting keepsake of this park.
Quick Insight into the Tsavo East NP
The park has two main sections: the east and the west divisions. It was named after the Tsavo River that runs across the park from the west towards the east. You can access the park via three gates: Manyani gate, Bachuma gate and Sala gate. People coming from Voi use the Manyani gate and those arriving from Mombasa take the Bachuma gate. The Tsavo East National Park mainly comprises of huge areas of grasslands and savanna, and is home to several wildlife animals including the black rhino, cape buffalo, elephant and Masai lion. It also contains numerous kinds of birds including the crowned crane, sacred ibis, black kite and the lovebird.
Some Info about the Gazelle
Gazelles are extremely fast animals and some of them can run as fast as 97km/h. They are normally found in grasslands, deserts and the savannas in Africa, but you will also find some gazelles in India and the central Asia. These antelopes like living in herds and eat soft plants that are easy to digest. They are quite small and are generally 2-3.5 feet tall. Most gazelles have a soft fawn color and are docile animals.