Roan Antelope


The Roan Antelope (Hippotragus equinus) is a savanna antelope found in West and Central Africa. Roan Antelope is one of the largest species of antelopes; only elands, bongos and large male greater kudus can exceed them in weight. The shoulder of this species is typically around 130–140 cm.  Named for their roan color (a reddish-brown), they have lighter underbellies, white eyebrows and cheeks and black faces, lighter in females. They have short, erect manes, very light beards, and prominent red nostrils. The horns are ringed and can reach a meter long in males, slightly shorter in females. They arch backward slightly.
Roan Antelope are found in woodland and grassland savanna. They form harem groups of five to 15 animals with a dominant male. Roan antelope commonly fight among themselves for dominance of their herd, brandishing their horns while both animals are on their knees.




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