Antelopes are a diverse group of typically hollow-horned, slender-built, and swift bovids native to Africa and Asia. The antelope of the world are generally characterized by a light, elegant figure, graceful limbs, small cloven hoofs, a short tail, and large and unbranched horns, which may be spiral-shaped.
There are over 80 species of antelope, ranging in size from the Royal antelope, which as a member of the Tiny Ten weighs about eight pounds, to the giant eland, a spiral horned antelope which weighs up to a ton. Antelope species do not form a taxonomic group but are spread throughout the subfamilies of the Bovidae family (bovids); many are more closely related to buffalo and wild cattle of the world or goats than to each other.
African Antelope Species
Asian Antelope Species
All but three of the antelope species found in Asia are classified as gazelles.
- Mountain gazelle
- Goitered gazelle
- Arabian gazelle (extinct)
- Saudi gazelle (extinct)
- Queen of Sheba’s gazelle (extinct)
- Dorcas gazelle
- Indian gazelle
The nilgai has been associated with Indian culture since the Vedic period (1500–500 BCE). Hindus revere the nilgai as sacred and associate it with the cow, the mother animal in Hinduism, through its name and loosely similar physical features.
The largest antelope of Asia, it has been introduced to Texas and is a popular game animal there.
The antelope is native to and found mainly in India. Formerly widespread, only small, scattered herds are seen today in its native range. Blackbuck have been introduced in Argentina and the United States where they are popular with hunters.
Other Asian Antelope
North American “Antelope”
The pronghorn of North America is often called an antelope. Although it is very antelope-like, it is not a true antelope since it is not a member of the Bovidae family.Ask Us About a Hunt Request pricing and availability
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