sable antelope


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sable antelope

a large black E African antelope, Hippotragus niger, with long backward-curving horns
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In 1952, the year I was born, he became one of a tiny handful of sportsmen to take one of Angola's legendary giant sable antelope. He had friends who wrote about him, but the great shame is that he didn't write, so he's not nearly as well known as he deserves to be.
A spectacular fireworks display lit up the purpose-built stadium, whose rims bend like the horns of the black sable antelope - Angola's national symbol.
We didn't get a sniff of the endangered Sable antelope for which the park is famous and, unfortunately, there wasn't a cat in sight.
Some glamour species have much higher fees; sable antelope, for example, can cost $6,000 to 8,000.
I was developing the story of how animals use their defensive weapons as a risk management strategy, and to illustrate this, I wanted to use the sable antelope. It is known as the "lord of the antelopes" because it's got huge horns and has even been known to kill lions.
(That's where National Geographic shot most of its cheetah photos last year.) Aside from giant cats, it's just as common to see bordes of wild dogs, elephants, giraffes, kudu, oryx, sable antelope and wildebeest.
Throughout Zimbabwe, 64 percent of kudu, 63 percent of giraffes, 56 percent of cheetahs, and 53 percent of sable antelope and impalas were on private ranch properties.
He's on the same wall with the sweeping homed Sable antelope; both taken within three hours on the same lively day in the African bush.
Another striking antelope that draws bowhunters to southern Africa is the sable antelope. This wary black antelope has long, sweeping, scimitar-shaped horns.
Go quietly and you may be rewarded with sightings of packs of Wild Dog, large prides of lion, elephant, Brindled Wildebeest, Lichstenstein's Hartebeest, kudu, Roan and Sable Antelope.
Five new records for the price of game were set, amongst them R71,000 for a sable antelope and R121,000 for a roan antelope.
The Mascot for the 2010 tournament was Palanquinha, which was inspired by the Giant Sable Antelope (Hippotragus niger variani), a national symbol and a treasured animal in Angola.