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Hippotragus niger (sable antelope)

Wikipedia Abstract

The sable antelope (Hippotragus niger) is an antelope which inhabits wooded savannah in East Africa south of Kenya, and in Southern Africa.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 8.51
EDGE Score: 2.25


Adult Weight [1]  496.04 lbs (225.00 kg)
Birth Weight [1]  36.10 lbs (16.38 kg)
Female Maturity [1]  2 years 1 month
Male Maturity [1]  3 years 2 months
Diet [2]  Herbivore
Diet - Plants [2]  100 %
Forages - Ground [2]  100 %
Gestation [1]  9 months 1 day
Litter Size [1]  1
Litters / Year [1]  1
Maximum Longevity [1]  22 years
Nocturnal [3]  Yes
Speed [4]  34.00 MPH (15.2 m/s)
Weaning [1]  7 months 3 days


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Angolan Miombo woodlands Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Central Zambezian Miombo woodlands Tanzania, Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Angola, Zambia, Malawi Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Eastern Miombo woodlands Tanzania, Mozambique Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Itigi-Sumbu thicket Tanzania, Zambia Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Southern Africa bushveld Botswana, Zimbabwe, South Africa Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Southern Miombo woodlands Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Malawi, Zambia Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Zambezian and Mopane woodlands South Africa, Mozambique, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Namibia, Malawi Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Zambezian Baikiaea woodlands Angola, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Zambezian coastal flooded savanna Mozambique Afrotropic Flooded Grasslands and Savannas
Zambezian flooded grasslands Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia Afrotropic Flooded Grasslands and Savannas

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Etosha National Park II 5699141 Namibia  
Kruger National Park II 4718115 Mpumalanga, South Africa
Kruger to Canyons Biosphere Reserve   Mpumalanga, South Africa  
Mahale Mountains National Park II 398414 Tanzania
Mamili National Park II 83904 Namibia  
Mkhaya Game Reserve   Swaziland  
Moremi Game Reserve IV 1214686 Botswana  
South Luangwa National Park II 2220358 Zambia  

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Coastal Forests of Eastern Africa Kenya, Mozambique, Somalia, Tanzania No

Emblem of



Homo sapiens (man)[5]
Lycaon pictus (African wild dog)[5]
Panthera leo (Lion)[5]
Panthera pardus (Leopard)[5]


Parasitized by 
Avitellina sandgroundi <Unverified Name>[6]
Calicophoron calicophorum[6]
Calicophoron clavula <Unverified Name>[6]
Calicophoron microbothrium <Unverified Name>[6]
Calicophoron phillerouxi <Unverified Name>[6]
Calicophoron raja <Unverified Name>[6]
Coenurus cerebralis[6]
Cooperia curticei <Unverified Name>[6]
Cooperia fuelleborni <Unverified Name>[6]
Cooperia hungi <Unverified Name>[6]
Cooperia neitzi <Unverified Name>[6]
Cooperia pectinata[6]
Cooperia punctata[6]
Cooperia yoshidai <Unverified Name>[6]
Cotylophoron cotylophorum <Unverified Name>[6]
Cotylophoron jacksoni <Unverified Name>[6]
Fasciola gigantica[6]
Haemonchus bedfordi[6]
Haemonchus contortus (red stomach worm)[6]
Haemonchus similis <Unverified Name>[6]
Haemonchus vegliai <Unverified Name>[6]
Impalaia tuberculata <Unverified Name>[6]
Leptospira interrogans[7]
Linognathus hippotragi[5]
Longistrongylus curvispiculum[6]
Moniezia benedeni <Unverified Name>[6]
Oesophagostomum columbianum[6]
Paramphistomum epiclitum <Unverified Name>[6]
Setaria hornbyi <Unverified Name>[6]
Stilesia hepatica <Unverified Name>[6]
Taenia acinonyxi <Unverified Name>[6]
Taenia crocutae <Unverified Name>[6]
Taenia hyaenae <Unverified Name>[6]
Taenia regis <Unverified Name>[6]
Trichostrongylus axei[6]
Trichostrongylus colubriformis[6]
Trichostrongylus falculatus <Unverified Name>[6]
Trichuris globulosa[6]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Al Bustan Zoological Centerkirkii
B. Bryan Preserve
BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo
Copenhagen Zoo
Dept. of National Zoological Gardens
Disney's Animal Kingdom
DSI Givskud Zoo
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center
Gladys Porter Zoo
IAE - African Safari Wildlife Park
International Animal Exchange, Inc.
Jackson Zoological Parkniger
Jardim Zoologico / Lisbon Zooniger
Johannesburg Zoological Gardens
Knuthenborg Safaripark
Kolmardens Djurpark AB
Le Pal, Parc Animalier
Louisiana Purchase Gardens & Zoo
Maktoum Wildlife Centreniger
Marwell Wildlife
Miami Metrozoo
Monde Sauvage Safari SPRLniger
Moscow Zoological Park
Mountain View Conservation & Breeding
Nat'l Zoological Gardens of S. Africa
Nyíregyházi Állatpark Nonprofit KFTniger
Oklahoma City Zoological Park
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo
Orana Wildlife Park
Out of Africa Wildlife Park
Parc de Lunaret
Parque De Animales Silvestres Temaikèn
Parque de la Naturaleza de Cabarceno
Safaripark Beekse Bergen
San Diego Wild Animal Parkkirkii
San Diego Zookirkii
Silver Springs Park
The Wilds
Thoiry Zoological Park
Thuringer Zoopark Erfurt
Toronto Zoo
Werribee Open Range Zoo
Wildlife World Zoo
Zoo Dvur Kralove, a.s.
Zoo Negara Malaysia
Zoo Osnabrückniger
Zoo Parc de Beauvalniger
Zoological Garden Prague
Zoologicka zahrada Bojniceniger
Zoologischer Garten Baselniger
Zoologischer Garten Frankfurtniger
Zoologischer Garten Schmidingniger

Range Map




Attributes / relations provided by
1de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
2Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
3Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at
4Wikipedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
5Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
6Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
7Nunn, C. L., and S. Altizer. 2005. The Global Mammal Parasite Database: An Online Resource for Infectious Disease Records in Wild Primates. Evolutionary Anthroplogy 14:1-2.
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
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