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Tibetan Antelope (Pantholops hodgsonii)
Order: Artiodactyla, Family: Bovidae
The Tibetan antelope, or Chiru, is endemic to the Tibetan Plateau. It is found between Ngoring Hu in China and the Ladakh region in India. Its range once extended to western Nepal, but none have been seen in Nepal for several years.
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Sable Antelope (Hippotragus niger)
Order: Artiodactyla, Family: Bovidae
The sable antelope lives in the southern savannah of Africa from southeastern Kenya, eastern Tanzania, and Mozambique to Angola and southern Zaire, mainly in the Miombo Woodland Zone.
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Roan Antelope (Hippotragus equinus)
Order: Artiodactyla, Family: Bovidae
Roan antelope occur from south Sahara to Botswana. Two subspecies, H. equinus kobc and H. equinus bokeri, occupy the northern savannah of Africa from Chad to Ethiopia. Two other subspecies, H. equinus equines and H. equinus cottoni, are located in the southern savannah of Africa in south and central Africa.
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Pronghorn Antelope (Antilocapra americana)
Order: Artiodactyla, Family: Antilocapridae
Occurs from southern Alberta and southern Saskatchewan, Canada through the western United States to Hidalgo, Baja California, and western Sonora, Mexico.
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Kirk's Dikdik (Madoqua kirkii)
This small desert antelope has a flexible snout, or proboscis, lined with numerous blood vessels that serves as a heat exchanger. Cooled blood then passes directly to the brain, protecting this vital organ from increased body temperature in the heat of the day. The dikdik may be active by day or night and is usually about when the moon is full. It eats shoots and leaves of shrubs and succulents. Family groups, consisting of an adult pair and their young, live in well-defined territories that they protect from neighboring families. Dung, urine, and secretions from facial glands ...
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Blackbuck
In most antelope species, all members are similarly colored, but in Antilope cervicapra the dominant male is black and white, while the female and young are light brown and white. Males are also distinguished by their twisted spiraling horns, which measure up to twenty-four inches (60 cm). Herds of blackbucks may number up to fifty individuals. As young males mature, they are pushed out of the herd by the dominant male. Today blackbucks are rare outside of game reserves and parks, where they can sometimes be seen grazing in the early morning and late afternoon.
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Bate's Dwarf Antelope
Order: Artiodactyla, Family: Bovidae
The Bate's dwarf antelope occurs throughout the lowland forest zone from southeastern Nigeria to western Uganda.
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