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San Joaquin Antelope Squirrel
2012-04-24 05:16:58

The San Joaquin antelope squirrel, also known as Nelson’s antelope squirrel, is native to the San Joaquin Valley in California. This squirrel lives on slopes and ridge tops, inhabiting the western edge of the valley. The range of the San Joaquin antelope squirrel has grown smaller, resulting in its status of endangered. The original habitat of this antelope squirrel, Carrizo Plain, is where...

Bluebuck Blue Antelope
2007-12-21 13:01:44

The Bluebuck or Blue Antelope (Hippotragus leucophaeus), is an extinct species of antelope, the first large African mammal to disappear in historic times. It is related to the Roan Antelope and Sable Antelope, but slightly smaller than either. It lived in the southwestern coastal region of South Africa savannahs, but was more widespread during the last Ice Age. Europeans encountered the...

Topi
2007-10-22 12:27:02

The Topi (Damaliscus lunatus), also known as the Tsessebe, Tiang or Korrigum, is an antelope found in Sudan, Chad, Kenya, Tanzania, and South Africa. It lives in savannah and floodplain where it eats mainly grasses. Topi can reach over forty miles per hour when frightened and will sometimes jump over each other to get away from a threat. They have the reputation of being the fastest of all...

Kirks Dik-dik
2007-08-14 13:27:21

The Kirk's Dik-dik (Madoqua kirkii), is a small antelope found in eastern and southwestern Africa. It grows to 28 inches in length and weighs up to 15 pounds when full grown. It has a reddish-brown head and a tail that is 14-22 inches long. It has a soft, grizzled gray to brown coat. It has hooves with rubbery bottoms, which are effective when traveling over rocky terrain. Newborns are hidden...

Western Bongo
2007-08-13 03:00:08

The Western Bongo (Tragelaphus eurycerus eurycerus), also known as the Lowland Bongo, is a herbivorous antelope among the largest of the African forest antelope species. Bongos are found in dense tropical jungles with dense undergrowth up to an altitude of 12,800 feet in Central Africa. There are isolated populations in Kenya and other West African countries. Their numbers are declining due to...

Gemsbok Gemsbuck
2007-07-17 10:39:19

The Gemsbok or Gemsbuck (Oryx gazella), is a large African antelope, of the Oryx genus. The name is derived from the Dutch name of the male chamois, Gemsbok. Although there are some superficial similarities in appearance, the chamois and the oryx are not related. Gemsbok are mainly desert-dwelling and do not depend on drinking to supply their physiological water needs. The species was...

Giant Eland
2007-07-16 16:42:55

The Giant Eland (Taurotragus derbianus), also known as the Derby Eland, is an open forest savannah antelope. It is commonly found in Central African Republic, Sudan, Cameroon and Senegal. There are two subspecies of this Eland. T. d. derbianus, is found in Senegal's Niokolo-Koba National Park, and is endangered. T. d. gigas, can be found in Central Africa and is considered low risk. Giant...

Common Eland
2007-07-16 16:41:01

The Common Eland (Taurotragus oryx), also known as the Southern Eland, is a savannah and plains antelope found in East and Southern Africa. Common Eland live on the savannah and eat grass, branches and leaves. They are diurnal but tend towards inactivity during the heat of the day. Herds are usually between thirty and eighty individuals but are known to reach upwards of four hundred. The Common...

Bushbuck
2007-07-16 16:34:34

The Bushbuck (Tragelaphus scriptus), is an antelope that is found throughout Sub-Saharan Africa. Bushbucks are found in all types of bush, from open forest to dense woodland. All bushbucks live within a "home" area and will not normally leave this area, which is usually around 30 sq. miles on the savannah and much larger in the forest. These areas usually overlap other bushbuck home areas....

Giant Sable Antelope
2007-06-25 08:55:42

The Giant Sable Antelope, Hippotragus niger variani, is a rare subspecies of Sable Antelope native and endemic to the region between Cuango and Luando Rivers in Angola. They live in forests near the water, where leaves and tree sprouts are always juicy and abundant. It is an endangered species, so it is protected in natural parks, and hunting it is, therefore, forbidden. Both sexes have...

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