Sable Antelope Hippotragus niger

Sable Antelope
Sable Antelope
Sable Antelope
The Sable Antelope 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.
Sable Antelope
Sable Antelope
Sable Antelope rear
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 young live in small to medium herds led by a dominant bull, with single males often solitary.