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FSU Tag Line

Sable Antelope

Hippotragus niger


Average size: 6.3’-8.5’ long.  3.9’-4.7’tall.

420-595 pounds.

Average lifespan: 17 years

Range map:

Habitat description: They typically reside in wooded areas in Southern Africa. 

Behavior: They can run up to 35 mph whenever being chased.  Their herds have one dominant male per territory.  They are grazers and eat grasses, herbs, and foliage.

Conservation status:  2-3 lines

Fun Fact:

Whenever fighting with another male, the males will drop to their knees and wrestle using their horns.