The SABLE ANTELOPE,
Hippotragus niger, is native to bush and wooded savanna of
southern and south-eastern Africa. There are four subspecies
which vary in size and coat colour. Adult males of the
nominal subspecies have an almost black coat, hence the name
"niger"; females and juveniles are more chestnut.
Both male and female have horns. Males are
significantly larger with darker coats. Males of the
rare Angolan subspecies, the Giant Sable, can reach 4.5 feet
at the shoulder. Females and
live in small to medium herds led by a dominant bull, with single males often solitary.
The ROAN ANTELOPE, Hippotragus equinus, is native to grasslands of sub-Saharan Africa. One of the world's largest
antelopes, males reach 4.5 feet at the shoulder.
Both male and female adults have horns. Herds of females are led by a dominant male; both males and females fight for
dominance, usually on their knees, using their sharp horns.