The sable antelope is a species of antelope that inhabits the more wooded areas of east and southern Africa. Relatively short with stocky necks, sable antelopes are best identified by their impressive ringed horns that curve towards the back of their heads.
Scientific Name: Hippotragus niger
Characteristics: Unlike many other antelopes and members of the Bovidae family, sable antelopes choose to fight predators that confront them using their sharp and powerful horns. This method of self-defense is so effective that sable antelopes have been known to maim and even kill large cats, including lions.
Size and Color: 4.5 inches long and 4.25 inches wide, this figurine’s dimensions are both about an inch larger than the length of a credit card. You can tell this sable antelope is fairly old due to its dark black coat and white facial markings, as calves are born with reddish-brown fur and no facial patterns.
Suitable for ages 3+