Black buck male and females At Nannaj Near Solapur, Maharashtra Mr Raja
Antelope are hoofed
mammals these animals. There are
various species of antelope, ranging in size from the tiny Royal Antelope to
the ox-like Elands.
Male antelope are noted
for their horns, which are permanent which often take on extravagant curved shapes.
The midrange antelope, such as gazelles, impala, and blackbuck antelope, typically
have a light and elegant frame, slender and graceful limbs, small cloven hooves,
and a short tail. Small antelope and large antelope can both be quite variable
in form, but tend to have proportionally shorter legs and thicker builds than
the mid-sized antelope.
Antelope exhibit different
defensive behaviors based on their size, habitat, and number. Small solitary
antelope tend to live in dense forested areas, and defend themselves by hiding.
Duikers get their name from this ability to dive into the vegetation. Gazelle-sized
antelope run and leap, and some species exhibit the unique behavior of pronking
or stotting. Large antelope congregate in larger herds and can depend on running
or group defense.
Antelope are found in a
wide range of habitats, typically woodland, forest, savannahs, grassland plains,
and marshes. Several species are adapted to mountains and rocky outcrops, a
few to deserts (both hot and cold), and a couple are semi-aquatic and live in
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This graceful animal
has long slender legs and a pair of sharp, sturdy horns arching back from its
AC 14, touch 14,
Speed 60 ft.
A typical antelope stands
a bit less than 3 feet at the shoulder, measures 4 feet in length, and weighs
60 pounds. In some species, both males and females have horns; in others, only
males. Females that lack horns have the same statistics but lack an effective
Antelopes graze in large
herds, ever on the watch for predators. Even the hint of a threat can send the
whole herd springing away toward safer pastures. Antelopes rarely fight except
among themselves during mating season or when cornered by a predator.
The statistics presented
above work well not only for numerous species of antelope, but also for smaller-sized,
deerlike herbivores found throughout the world.
Young Kudu Bull, Okavango, Botswana, taken and submitted by Paul Maritz
Elands and Kudus:
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