|Animals in Age of Empires|
|Sources of Food||Gazelle · Alligator · Lion · Elephant · Fish · Whale · Lion King · Alligator King · Gazelle King · Elephant King|
|Other||Lion (tame) · Hawk · Eagle|
Gazelles are herd-animals of Egyptian lands, similar to the deer of Greece and the elks of Scandinavia. As they have few hit points and do not retaliate, they are a quick and easy method of gathering food. Set Pharaohs can summon Gazelles of Set from the Classical Age.
"Scientific name -- Gazella thomsonii
Size -- 30-65 lbs.
Diet -- grasses
Gazelle are small members of the antelope family. Thompson's gazelle (one of the most abundant African gazelle species) live in male, female or mixed herds of about 60 individuals, but can form gigantic herds of more than a thousand when migrating. They can run consistently at speeds of over thirty-five miles an hour for about fifteen minutes and has been known to reach up to 50 miles an hour when running from predators, including the cheetah. When a gazelle leaps vertically into the air, it is called "pronking".
The Thompson's gazelle has black stripes on its face and body that help break up the animal's outline and makes it harder to see from a distance. Both males and females have horns, though the latter are shorter. They eat short grasses that other grazers leave behind."—In-game help section