Sable antelope Mating Habits

Sable antelope Mating Habits

 


Sable antelope are polygynous. Dominant males defend groups of females and their foraging territory, which can extend 300 to 500 meters from the herd. The dominant males vigorously defend the females in their harem against intruding males. 

The breeding season extends from May to July. The gestation period is around 9 months and a single calf is born, which is then left hidden in the bush or tall grass. The mother returns once or twice each day to suckle her young. 

In a couple of weeks, the calf will be strong enough to join the herd. Weaning occurs 6 months after birth. Breeding for females starts at 2.5 years old and for males at 5 years old.

Sable antelope Mating Habits

Sable antelope Mating Habits


Mating Habits

MATING BEHAVIOR

Polygyny

REPRODUCTION SEASON

May-July

PREGNANCY DURATION

9 months

BABY CARRYING

1 calf

INDEPENDENT AGE

6 months

FEMALE NAME

doe

MALE NAME

buck

BABY NAME

calf

Sable antelope Mating Habits

Sable antelope Mating Habits

Sable antelope Mating Habits

Sable antelope Mating Habits

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