Sable antelope
  • Species: Sable antelope (Hippotragus niger)
  • Offspring: 1
  • Habitats: Southeast Africa
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  • Sable antelope

The Sable antelope is one of the most imposing antelope species of appearance. It lives in smaller herds consisting of cows, their youngs and a dominant bull. Many males maintain a territory – marked with faeces and hoof scrapes – in especially good grazing-lands to attract free females. The „landlord” lets other males graze on his property until they behave subordained and do not show any interest towards the females. Otherwise it comes to a fight, which rarely results in serious injuries. 

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