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Free images of Antelopes

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of the Toronto Zoo.  Please read the Terms of Use.  
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 The Sable Antelopes are located in the African Savanna Section of the Toronto Zoo.

 

 

Hippotragus niger is commonly known as the Sable Antelope.  The term "antelope" comes from Greek meaning "bright eyed".  This antelope lives in the Savanna woodlands of Southern Africa.  

Of the many species of antelope, some are grazers that eat grass, while others are browsers that eat bark and leaves.

The Sable Antelope is sexually dimorphic.  Sexually dimorphic means that there are obvious differences between the male and the female of the species.  In the case of this antelope, males and females look very much alike until they are about three years old.  The males then become a darker colour and their bodies and antlers grow larger.  Males are much heavier and about one-fifth taller than the females.

Antelopes are coloured dark brown to black and have a stiff upright mane.  Calves are born a light tan colour.

Both sexes of Sable Antelope have ringed horns which arch backwards.

 

Want to know more, why not visit the Toronto Zoo’s website and read all about Sable Antelopes here.

 

 

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Did you know... 

that there are 84 species of antelope in the world?  72 of these live in Africa. Some species live solitary lives, some as pairs, and some in herds.  The antelope species that live in herds release onto the ground a scent from their feet.  This allows them to find their way back to the herd if they become lost.

 

 

Brown Sable Antelope sitting on grass.

Toronto Zoo Sable Antelope - 1

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Did you know... 

that the average lifespan of the Sable Antelope is 16 years in the wild and 19 years in captivity.

 

 

Male Sable Antelope eating grass.

Toronto Zoo Sable Antelope - 2

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Two Sable Antelopes sitting side by side.

Toronto Zoo Sable Antelope - 3

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Did you know... 

that the semi-circular, ridged horns are longer and thicker in the males of the species?  They can grow up to 165 cms in length.  Horns are used as defensive weapons and for dominance fighting.

 

 

Toronto Zoo Sable Antelope

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"If all the beasts 
were gone,
 men would die from 
a great loneliness 
of spirit, 
for whatever happens 
to the beasts 
also happens to the man.  
All things are connected.  Whatever befalls 
the Earth 
befalls the sons 
of the Earth."

~ Chief Seattle 
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 letter to 
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"Life is as dear 
to a mute creature 
as it is to man.  
Just as one wants happiness 
and fears pain, 
just as one wants 
to live 
and not die, 
so do other creatures."

~ His Holiness 
The Dalai Lama ~

 

 

 

"If you have men 
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with their fellow men."

~ St. Francis of Assisi ~

 

 

 

 

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"A bird does not sing 
because it has an answer. 
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~ Chinese Proverb ~

 


 

 

 

 

 

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