Showing posts with label Antelope. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Antelope. Show all posts

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Nayala


Another one of the many types of antelopes is called the nayala.

One special thing about the nayala is that the males are much larger than the females. Most types of antelopes are the same between males and females, but the nayala females look very different than the males.
male nayala
female nayala
(from: wikipedia - nayala)


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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Suni


Not all types of antelopes are large, some are very small.

The Suni is only about 12 inches tall, and weighs about 10 pounds.
That's about the size of a house cat!

Because they are so small, they only eat plants, and they have to watch out for bigger animals like lions that might eat them!
suni
(from: wikipedia - suni)


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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Springbok


The springbok is another one of the many types of antelope.
The male springbok has a flap of skin like a pocket on it's back by its tail.
When he wants to show that he is big and strong, he will jump up in the air and flip that flap of skin up, to show how tough he is!

springbok
(from: wikipedia - springbok)


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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Bongo


The bongo is another one of the many types of antelope.

It is a bright orange-brown color, with white stripes.
The orange-brown color is so thick in their fur that it can actually rub color off on to other things.
Some people even say that when it rains the water that drips off their fur is colored orange-brown!
bongo antelope
(from: wikipedia - bongo)


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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Oryx


The oryx is another one of the many types of antelope.

It's horns are so dangerous that it has even been known to kill lions with them.
Sometimes it is called the sabre antelope. Sabre is another word for a sword.
oryx
(from: wikipedia - oryx)


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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Wildebeest


The wildebeest is another type of antelope from Africa.
Another name for the wildbeest is gnu, pronouced like new.

Wildebeests are very smart, and they travel in packs to help protect from other animals.
Sometimes they will even go out into fields where there are zebras, to help have a bigger group to watch out for lions.
They even have learned to understand sounds that baboons make when they are being attacked, so they know to run if danger is near.
wildebeest
(from: wikipedia - wildebeest)


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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Impala


The impala is another type of antelope.

It is very good at jumping!
It can jump 9 feet in the air, taller than any person!
And it can jump more than 33 feet forward, about as long as two cars!

When a group of impalas gets scared by another animal that is attacking,
they will all start jumping around in the air to try and confuse their attacker.

impala
(from: wikipedia - impala)


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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Gazelle


The gazelle is another one of the many types of antelopes.

It is known for it's speed, and also it's beauty.
In arabic, the word for love poetry is ghazal, and some people think that word came from the word gazelle.

gazelle
(from: wikipedia - gazelle)


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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Kudu


The kudu is another type of antelope.

It has spiral horns!
kudu
(from: wikipedia - kudu)

The kudu's horn is sometimes used as a loud noisemaker called the kuduzela.

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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Antelope


An antelope is a type of animal that looks kind of like a deer or a goat.
There are 91 different kinds of antelope!

Most antelopes are very fast, have horns on their head, and live in Africa.

sable antelope
(from: wikipedia - antelope)


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