All Gazelles are Antelopes, but not all Antelopes are Gazelles

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All gazelles are Antelopes, but not all antelopes are gazelles. How is that? Did you know that?

That’s right, gazelles are among Antelopes’ many species.

Antelope

Antelopes comprises of 91 species. its members are even-toed ungulates. They live in groups known as herds. They are native to Africa and Eurasia.

Their habitat ranges fro Savannah, forests and even semi-aquatic. They have been moved to different parts of their world for different reasons. Some due to their beautiful horns, for game hunting, among others.

Antelopes have been known for their running that helps them escape their predators. Some are able to spring jump while others are able to make long strides while running. This is irregardless of their very slender feet.

Antelopes resembles cow by how they partake their food. They are both ruminants. Meaning , they chew their food twice. During extraction from their source and before digestion. So they have to chew the cud.

They have eyes well placed at their side, strong sense of smell and hearing, camouflage body and staying in herd helps them escape predictors. Their eyes are able to cover a good radius with the help of horizontally elongated pupils. They normally feed against the winds so as to get the predictors smell as they approach. They mix very well with their environment , making it difficult to spot.

Antelopes are sexually dimorphic. Meaning that , the males and females have different physical characteristic. In most of the big antelope species, males are bigger than the females. While in smaller species, females are bigger than the males.

The differences include:

Presence of horns and their shape and size

One sex may have horn and the other may not have. Or both may have horns but of different shapes and sizes.

Pigmentation of their coats

One sex may have a darker pigmentation compared to their counterparts.

Sample of antelope species

These are some of the antelope species that you will spot in the Kenya during your safaris.

Wildebeest

Which comprises of two subspecies:

The blue wildebeest

The blue wildebeest

The black wildebeest

 

Read the full article here.

Published by Cheche Winnie

Article Writer and Blogger I am blogger , proof reader, writer and copy writer with a Bachelor degree and three years of experience. I write easy to read articles with excellent English and zero grammatical error. Articles that are creative and deliver the inteneded message . I do intense research while writing the articles. I always deliver my work on time and adhere to the timelines given. Always online hence able to start working on your piece as soon as your hire me. I work in real time. Nature Conservationist Passionate about nature conservation education and awareness. I believe that our existence depends on the mother nature. I am also have skills in researching and have managed to publish my own article on the effects of the exotic plants species on the indigenous plants in the Arid lands of Kenya.

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