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Eastern and Southern Africa

Sable Antelope

The sable antelope horns, that can be over 3 feet long, aren't just for show. These animals have been known to use their horns to protect themselves from predators such as lions.

Sable antelope live in herds. A maternal, or breeding, herd is made up of several females and their young along with one adult male. Males who do not have a harem live in bachelor herds.

HABITATWoodland and woodland - grassland edges
DIET Grasses and herbs
LIFE Expectancy10-12 years

Fun Fact
The national animal symbols for Belize are the keel-billed toucan and the Baird's tapir.
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