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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.

Mammal. Like others of their kind, 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 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).

antelopes were much sought by hunters. Ernest Hemingway, who used to hunt 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 antelope
Taxonomy Hippotragus niger [Harris, 1838]. Citation: Athenaeum, 535:71. Type locality: South Africa, Transvaal, Cashan Range (= Magaliesberge), near Pretoria.
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fish (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 Antelope is a large, dark coloured antelope with curved horns in both sexes and conspicuous black-and-white head markings. The name "" 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.

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Cape Sable Seaside Sparrow: Ammodramus maritimus mirabilis
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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.

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Class: Mammalia
Status: IUCN: Least Concern; CITES: Appendix I
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Sable Antelope
Africa Mammals Guide Information: The handsome Sable Antelope is the national animal of Zimbabwe and is one of the most sought after for photographers and trophy hunters alike due to its...
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Oppo 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.

Oppo 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 oppo thumbs.
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The lives in the forests of northern Asia, where its extra long winter coat helps it to stay warm. For hundreds of years fur has commanded a very high price. Today they are farmed commercially for their fur.

Recognisable by her pale appearance and pastel orange spots, mother-to-be Sally is shy but sweet in nature.

The Red , 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.

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First toe oppo to other four
Second and third toes partly fused with separate claws but one sheath of skin (syndactyly)
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Seaside "cape sable" Sparrow
Ammodramus mirabilis (Sparrow/Emberizidae) Length: 6" Wings: Weight:
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A highly recogni 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.

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

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