Sable Antelope
Sable Antelope - Aikman Wildlife Model


Scientific name: Hippotragus niger
Family: Bovidae

Classification: Mammalia

Place of Origin: Southern Africa
Weight: 500 pounds
Body size: 6.7 ft.
Top speed: 35 mph
Diet: Herbivore
Habitat: Woodlands and Grasslands

Fun Facts

  • Male sable antelopes are glossy black except for white markings on their face and belly. They have a tufted tail and a slight mane and long horns that strongly curve backwards while Females are reddish brown with smaller and less heavily ridged horns than male
  • If threatened by a predator, including lions, they will confront it, using their scimitar-shaped horns. Many of these big cats have died during such fights.


Conservation Status

Least Concern

Annual Cost of Care


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