Antelopes are often confused with cervids such as deer, moose and elk. The main difference between bovids and cervids is that cervids possess antlers which are often shed, whereas bovids grow long permanent horns.
Impalas, lechwes, oryxes, gnus, and gazelles all come under the antelope family.
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Antelope Interesting Facts
What type of animal is an Antelope?
Antelopes are a wide variety of mammals that have horns and hooves and come under the family Bovidae.
What class of animal does an Antelope belong to?
The antelopes belongs to the class Mammalia.
How many Antelopes are there in the world?
There is no exact record of the total number of individuals in this species. However, we know that there are 91 species under the antelope family.
Where does an Antelope live?
Antelopes live in highland areas, arid bushy regions, rainforests, and even grasslands.
What is an Antelope’s habitat?
A majority of the antelope species live in large open grasslands. As well as this, a few of them live in woody areas or tropical rainforests. These include the royal antelope, duikers, and the sunis.
Another antelope species, dik-diks, prefer an environment with good lush vegetation.
The mountain sunis prefer the highland forests of Africa.
The lechwe and waterbuck are usually situated near a freshwater source.
Who do Antelopes live with?
Antelopes usually prefer living in groups, which are called ‘herds’.