THE SABLE ANTELOPE - Hippotragus niger

Magriet Meintjes

TOLWE, South Africa

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SABLE – Hippotragus niger

Camera:
Nikon D50
Lens: SIGMA 70-300mmD
1:4-5.6DG
Focal Length: 220mm
Exposure Mode:
Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
1/320 sec – F/5.3
Exposure Comp.: 0 EV

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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