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Sable Antelope
Hippotragus niger
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The Sable (Hippotragus niger) is one of the characteristic large mammals that one may see when visiting game parks in much of southern Africa.

Sable Antelope
Mammal. Like others of their kind, sable antelope have a social structure based on territory, age, and strength. The strongest adult males, called “bulls,' set up territories in good grazing areas.

Sable antelopes were much sought by hunters. Ernest Hemingway, who used to hunt sable antelopes, gives an interesting account of their habits in The Green Hills of Africa. Lions are about the only predators strong enough to bring down a healthy sable.

Sable antelope
Taxonomy Hippotragus niger [Harris, 1838]. Citation: Athenaeum, 535:71. Type locality: South Africa, Transvaal, Cashan Range (= Magaliesberge), near Pretoria.
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Sablefish (Anoplopoma fimbria), also known as black cod, are a groundfish species in the family Anoplopomatidae, which has only one other species, the skilfish (Erilepis zonifer).

Sable are gregarious by nature and form stable family groups of 6-40 individuals (mean 14). Family groups consist of several adult cows of >3 years age, their young offspring of both sexes, some heifers and usually, one dominant bull of >6 years age.

The Sable Antelope is a large, dark coloured antelope with curved horns in both sexes and conspicuous black-and-white head markings. The name "sable" refers to the black colour of the male's coat.

Sables mostly eat grass but at times will eat herbs and leaves from shrubs and trees. They are never found very far from water and are especially dependent upon it during the dry season.

The Sable {Hippotragus Niger}
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Sable Antelope do not start life with a dark coat. A newborn calf is born with a camouflaging, sandy-brown coat. As the calf grows and achieves status in the herd, its coat will continually darken (Wolfsen 1997).

Sable live in herds of between 10 and 20 animals, occasionally up to 80. Herds generally consist of a master bull, breeding females, and a number of young and subadult animals.

Sable Antelope - Hippotragus niger
Sable are the most striking of all the African antelope and one of the top trophies in any hunter's mind. Their magnificent horns, contrasting colours and relative scarcity make them highly desirable.

Sable congregate in herds of 15-20 individuals with matriarchal social structure. Within the group, the more dominant female is the leader. There is only one adult male (called a bull) in each herd.

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American Marten/Sable
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Africa Mammals Guide Information: This is a large and handsome antelope. Sable are characterised by glossy black coats with white under parts and white facial markings. Cows and young are dark brown in colour. Both sexes have...

Sable antelope
Class: Mammalia
Status: IUCN: Least Concern; CITES: Appendix I
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Opposable Thumbs
Monkeys and apes have thumbs that are higher up on the palm than the rest of the fingers so the thumb can work with the other four digits to grasp branches or food.

opposable " Capable of being placed opposite something else; said of the first toe of the hind foot in an opossum in the sense that it can be placed opposite each of the other toes on that same foot.

Opposable Thumb
A thumb that is placed somewhat opposite the remaining digits of the same hand, so that it can be brought to touch the fingers, and thus can be used to pick up objects. Opossum, like humans, have opposable thumbs.
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About Sable
The sable lives in the forests of northern Asia, where its extra long winter coat helps it to stay warm. For hundreds of years sable fur has commanded a very high price. Today they are farmed commercially for their fur.

The Red Sable, Hippotragus niger, is one of the most stately of the antelopes. Mainly a grass eater, it prefers open sunlit glades. Alarmed, it utters a series of snorts much like a horse. If wounded and cornered, it will fight savagely for its life.

Wear disposable gloves or wash your hands thoroughly with hot, soapy water after handling reptiles, reptile cages and equipment, and the stool of reptiles.

Apes have opposable thumbs; monkeys do not.
Monkeys have tails; apes do not.
Apes walk upright; monkeys walk on all fours.

First toe opposable to other four
Second and third toes partly fused with separate claws but one sheath of skin (syndactyly)
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A highly recognisable bat, due to its small size combined with exquisitely coloured fur. The hairs…
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Instantly recognisable by their red fur, ear tufts and long, fluffy tails, red squirrels were once the only squirrel species in Europe. This changed when grey squirrels were introduced from America to the UK in the late 1800s.

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The long and releasable tail of the gerbil is around the same length as the gerbils body, but it appears to depend on the individual gerbil species. The gerbil uses its long tail to help the gerbil balance when the gerbil is standing on its hind legs.

Long arms with opposable thumbs; body hair over most of body; shortened nose (rostrum); forward-looking eyes; opposable first digits on forelimbs and hind limbs
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The opossum has opposable hallux. A hallux is like a thumb. The opossum's "thumbs" are on its rear feet. The hallux helps it grasp branches when it climbs.

Martens, sables, and fishers: Biology and conservation. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press: 262-271. [65914] 25. Bernard, Stephen R.; Brown, Kenneth F. 1977. Distribution of mammals, reptiles, and amphibians by BLM physiographic regions and A.W.

These toads can reach sexual maturity within a year but it is advisable to wait till the second year before allowing them to breed. Under optimum conditions the Oriental Fire-bellied Toad will breed at any time of the year without any special stimuli.

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(3) Sable Is. and adjacent Nova Scotia.
Winters in se. United States.
(4) Se. Canada (Quebec, Labrador, and Newfoundland) and ne. United States.
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(5) C. Canada in n. Ontario (islands in James Bay), c.

The American marten, Martes americana, also called American pine marten and American, or Hudson Bay, sable, is from 20 to 25 in. (51-64 cm) long, including the 7- to 8-in. (18- to 20-cm) tail, and has yellow-brown fur.

During the moulting period it is advisable to supplement their diet with egg food or nestling food (can be bought as a dry mix to which water is added until a crumbly but not soggy consistency is achieved.

Geckos are immediately recognisable lizards, with large rounded heads, blunt snouts, large eyes sometimes with vertical pupils (and in most cases without eyelids), and large, flattened toes.

Their hands and feet are a lot like ours with four long fingers and a smaller opposable thumb. Their feet have five toes, but their big toe is opposable, too. Because they are an ape, they have no tails.

Wear disposable protective gloves, a hat, coveralls, and boots. When finished, and while still wearing the respirator, remove this protective clothing and place it in a plastic bag.

River Otters are of the Mustelidae Family, along with wolverines, weasels, skunks, ferrets and sables. There are more than a dozen different species of otter, only two of which live in North America (River and Sea Otters).

Their front feet have five clawed toes and their hind feet have four clawed toes and an opposable "thumb." The naked, prehensile or grasping tail assists them when climbing. Opossums may give birth in the spring and again later in the summer.

There are two specimen records for baroli: one found dead Sable Island, NS, 1 Sep 1896 (AMNH ###; Tufts, R.W. 1986. Birds of Nova Scotia, 3rd ed. with revisions by I.A. McLaren and the Nova Scotia Bird Society. Nimbus Publishing Ltd.

The diet consists primarily of gazelles, but also includes impalas, game birds, rabbits, and the young of warthogs, kudu, hartebeest, oryx, roan, and sable. Cheetah hunt in early morning and late afternoon (diurnal).

Like other monkeys and apes, black-handed spider monkeys have opposable big toes on their feet that can grab onto branches easily. However, their hands are quite different from most other primates.

Birds acquired in the early stages of the hobby should be regarded as disposable or for want of a better explanation a stepping stone to the future.

The principal limits to its distribution seem to be impassable rapids, waterfalls, and very small or shallow rivers.

Ticked: these have a steel gene and ticking, colors include: gold tipped or silver tipped black/blue/chocolate/lilac steel, silver fox, sable or smoke pearl steel.

With two opposable digits, their forepaws are well-adapted to gripping branches and picking eucalyptus leaves, their main form of nourishment.

The hands and feet of the orangutan are very similar to those of a human as they each have four longer digits (fingers and toes) and one opposable digit (thumb and big toe).

They do not have opposable thumbs. This benefits them by giving them a hook-like hand to allow for great speed in swinging through the trees. They have a prehensile tail, prehensile means "able to grasp" and their tail can be used like a fifth limb.

The thumb is not opposable and the tail is not prehensile. All the digits bear pointed, sickle-shaped nails except for the great toe which has a flat nail.

The general consensus is that this attracts the attention of predators towards the disposable tail and away from the significantly less disposable head and body.

The namesake red belly is really ony a light red wash on the belly and is rarely visable. Usually the belly will be a dirty white. All birds have zebra stipped backs and white rumps visable in flight.

See also: See also: Diver, Leopard, Monkey, Genet, Antelope

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