The Life of Animals | Antelope | Most species of antelope are native to Africa, but some occur in Asia. The Arabian Peninsula is home to the Arabian Oryx and Dorcas Gazelle. India is home to the Nilgai, Chinkara, Blackbuck and, while Russia and Central Asia have the Four-Horned Antelope, Tibetan antelope, and Saiga Antelope. Many species of antelope have been imported to other parts of the world, ESPECIALLY the United States, for exotic game hunting. Antelope exist in a wide range of habitats.

Species of forest, Woodland, or bush growing niche to be sedentary, but many of the plains species undertake huge Migrations. Antelope are Often classified by Their reproductive behavior. Small antelope, dik-diks Such as, growing niche to be monogamous. Often Larger forest species form very small herds of 2-4 females and 1 male. Such as some species of lechwe pursue a lek breeding system.

Large grazing antelope, impala Such as wildebeest or form large herds made up of many females and a single breeding male, the which excludes all other males, Often by combat. Antelope pursue a number of defense strategies, Often dictated by Their morphology. Large antelope That gather in large herds, Such as wildebeest RELY on numbers and running speed for protection. In some species, adults around the circle will of offspring, protecting from predators Threatened Them. Many forest antelope RELY on cryptic coloring and good hearing to avoid predators. Often forest antelope have very large ears and a dark or striped coloration. Small antelope, ESPECIALLY duikers, evade predation by jumping into the dense bush where predators can not pursue.

Open Grassland species have nowhere to hide from predators so They growing niche to be fast runners. Reaction distances Vary with predator species and predator behavior. It is Difficult to determine how long antelope live in the wild. With the preference of predators Towards the which the old and infirm individuals can no longer sustain peak speeds, Few wild prey-animals live as long as Their biological potential. In the wild, Few individuals of prey species live to old age, as the old and weak are Easier prey for predators; antelopes are no exception to this rule. The antelope's horn is prized for medicinal and magical powers in many places.

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