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1

What is the range and habitat of the sable antelope?

Savannah and wooded savannah in eastern and southern Africa.

2

Are sable antelopes endangered?

No, they are least concern. But one subspecies (the giant sable antelope) is critically endangered.

3

How much do sable antelopes weigh?

Up to 518 pounds. Males get heavier and longer.

4

How long can sable antelopes get?

Up to eight feet long.

5

How are male sable antelopes different from females?

They have longer horns, darker coats, and are larger.

6

What is the lifespan of the sable antelope?

Up to sixteen years in the wild and up to 19 in captivity.

7

What do sable antelopes eat?

Grasses and leaves.

8

Why do sable antelopes chew on bones?

To extract calcium and minerals.

9

When are sable antelopes active?

They are diurnal, but rest during hot afternoons.

10

Are sable antelopes social?

Yes. They form herds of calves and females of between 10 and 30 animals.

11

How old are young male sable antelopes when they leave the herd?

Three years old.

12

How do male sable antelopes fight?

They get on their knees and lock horns.

13

How do sable antelopes deal with predators?

They conflict them head on, trying to stab and butt them with their horns. They have been known to kill big cats with these horns.

14

What is threatening the sable antelope?

They are being hunted for their horns and killed to prevent the spread of tse tse flies. They also suffer from habitat fragmentation.