Tile with a picture of Sable Antelope just Chilling

$28.00

Sable antelope live in savanna woodlands and grasslands of the Africa during the dry season, where they eat mid-length grasses and leaves.  They visit salt licks and have been known to chew bones to collect minerals. They are diurnal but, are less active during the heat of the day. They form herds of 10 to 30 females and calves led by a single male, called a bull. Males fight among themselves; they drop to their knees and use their horns.

In each herd, the juvenile males are exiled from the herd around three years old. All of the female calves remain, however. When the herd gets too large, it divides into smaller groups of cows and their young. These groups form new herds, once again with only one adult bull. The young males, which have been separated from the herd, associate in “bachelor groups” of up to 12 individuals. Among the bachelors, the most dominant is the first individual to join a new group of females when the position is open. Seldom, during their fights for dominance, they are able to inflict bodily harm to the contender.

When sable antelopes are threatened by predators, including lions, they confront them, using their scimitar-shaped horns. Many of these big cats have died during such fights.

The grassland habitat of the sable is being reduced by habitat destruction for agricultural development. Antelope are important to their habitats as grazers and browsers. They are also important as prey for carnivores.

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Description

6″H X .25″W X 6″L

6 oz.

Made of Clay

W2-29

Additional information

Weight 7 oz
Dimensions 6 x 1 x 6 in