TITLE

Antelope

PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
World Book Science Dataset;1/1/2009, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Encyclopedia
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
Antelope, a horned mammal of Africa and Asia. It is related to cattle, sheep, goats, and buffalo. Like other ruminants (animals that chew their cud), antelopes have cleft, or divided, hooves. There are 31 genera of antelopes and more than 90 species. Antelopes range in height at the shoulder from one to six feet (0.3 to 1.8 m). The smallest species is the pygmy, or royal, antelope and the largest is the giant eland. In most species, both sexes have horns. Some horns are short and straight; others are long and curved, in a spiral or in the shape of a lyre.
ACCESSION #
37309805

 

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