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This paper will help us not only to gain a better understanding of the Goitred gazelle's behaviour and fill in some gaps in our theoretical knowledge on their social structure, but also to improve management conservation of this quite rare species.
Goitred gazelles and khulans (Equus hemionus) are the most common wild ungulate species in the reserve.
Our survey of Goitred gazelles was done monthly during 2005-2007.
Estimates of group composition and size were based on 3186 sightings of Goitred gazelle in 564 groups.
Goitred gazelles prefer to stay in small herds (Sludsky, 1956; Zhevnerov, 1984), though large groups, which consisted of thousands of animals, also were seen occasionally in former times (Kingswood and Blank, 1996).
In addition, the dietary overlap between Goitred gazelles and domestic livestock (Chu et al., 2008) was a very powerful factor in determining group size during winter: with domestic animals occupying and overgrazing the most suitable pastures, the quality of available grazing land decreased considerably (Li et al., 2010).