The Altairan bouncing gazelle was a creature supposedly from Altair.
A creature possessing a long muzzle, long-pointed ear and a long neck. It stood on all four legs that were almost pencil-like. It had a short stump of a tail and a coat of mottled green with a black stripe down each flank. Using its legs it can make improbable leaps and bounds on uneven ground.
- Outernet Book 3: Odyssey by Steve Barlow