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see antelopeantelope,
name applied to any of a large number of hoofed, ruminant mammals of the cattle family (Bovidae), which also includes the bison, buffalo, sheep, and goats. Found in Africa and Eurasia, they range in size from pygmy antelopes, 12 in.
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Most of the typical gazelles (Gazella) live in more arid areas of savannah, together with the remarkable gerenuk (Litocranius walleri), the springbok (Antidorcas marsupialis), and the dibatag (Ammodorcas clarkei).