Thomson's gazelle is a relatively small gazelle; it stands 60–70 cm (24–28 in) at the shoulder. Males weigh 20–35 kg (44–77 lb), while the slightly lighter females weigh 15–25 kg (33–55 lb). Facial characteristics of the gazelle include white rings around the eyes, black stripes running from a corner of the eye to the nose, rufous stripes running from the horns to the nose, a dark patch on the nose, and a light forehead. A Thomson's gazelle: Note the facial markings and the dark lateral stripe. The coat is sandy brown to rufous; a black band runs across the flanks, from the upper foreleg to just above the upper hind leg.