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Latin name

 

Hippotragus niger

Family

 

Large mammals

Size

 

1,35 m Both sexes carry the curved horns

Weight

 

235 kg (m) 210 kg (f)

Colour

 

Upper-body parts dark brown to black often with a satinlike sheen; males darker than females. Underside and back of thighs white,with white markings on face. Dark, upstanding mane extends along the neck to the shoulders.

Appearance

 

Slightly smaller than the roan antelope, and with a dark brown or black coat, compared with the roan's reddish-grey coat; the roan has shaggy hair on its neck and throat.

Habitat

 

Open savanna woodland with medium-to-high grass, close to water.