Sable Antelope

Hippotragus niger


Habitat: Savanna woodland

Weight: Male: 230 kilos | Female: 210 kilos

Diet: Herbivore — Grass (especially short, new grass)

Lifespan: 17 years

Gestation Period: 8.5 months

Threats: Hunting • Habitat loss • Political instability • Poaching • Inbreeding

Top:   A female sable antelope with her young.   Bottom:   A male sable antelope.

Top: A female sable antelope with her young. Bottom: A male sable antelope.