SABLE – Hippotragus niger

CAPTURED LOCATION: “THE KRUGER NATIONAL PARK”, South Africa.

SHOULDER HEIGHT: 1, 07 – 1,37m.
MASS: 181 – 227kg
GESTATION: 270 DAYS

Bulls are often solitary or associate in small groups. Herds are usually led by a cow.
Bulls are aggressive, fighting among themselves during association with cows.
Hardy and tough, they will defend themselves against lion, leopard and wild dogs.
When wounded they lie down and defend themselves with their razor-sharp horns.
Both sexes have horns. When the females are ready to give birth, like the roan antelope, they leave the herd.
The young remain hidden for the first month.

DIET: Ninety percent of diet consists of grass. Will feed on broad leaves to certain extent.
Dependent on water.

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  • Anne Smyth
    Anne Smythover 5 years ago

    stunning creature, beautiful capture

  • Thank you so much for your sweet and very kind comments dear Anne, really appreciate it, take care xx

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • artist4peace
    artist4peaceover 5 years ago

    DITTO X2!

  • Thank you so much for your sweet and very kind comments really appreciate it, take care xx

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  • Anne-Marie Bokslag
    Anne-Marie Bok...over 5 years ago

    Beautiful portrait mags! And great info as always!

  • Thank you so much for your sweet and very kind comments dear Anne-Marie, really appreciate it, take care xx

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  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...over 5 years ago

    Fantastic capture

  • Thank you so much for your sweet and very kind comments dear kathy, really appreciate it, take care xx

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  • David Clarke
    David Clarkeover 5 years ago

    Stunning image, Mags, love it!!

  • Thank you so much for your sweet and very kind comments dear David, really appreciate it, take care xx

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  • Sue Martin
    Sue Martinover 5 years ago

    Wow! An amazing capture Mags.. you are so talented my friend xx

  • Thank you so much for your sweet and very kind comments dear sweet Sue, really appreciate it, take care xx

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  • Paul Lindenberg
    Paul Lindenbergover 5 years ago

    Hey, another great shot Mags.

  • Thank you so much for your sweet and very kind comments Paul, really appreciate it, take care xx

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  • hi how about you joining Topshelf,Wildlife & Nature Art? hugs xx

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  • DanaMS
    DanaMSover 5 years ago

    Wonderful shot, great composition!

  • Thank yo so much dear friend, hugs xx

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Nori Bucci
    Nori Bucciover 5 years ago

    Wow, what a beautiful creature and a fantastic capture!!!

  • Thank you so much for such a very kind and great comment! Take care xx

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • SandraRos
    SandraRosabout 5 years ago

  • Thank you so much Sands, that is just so uplifting! Really appreciate it! hugs xx

    – Magaret Meintjes

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