[Hippotragus niger]
  Habitat: Savanna woodlands and grassland
  Height: 3.9’ to 4.7’ at shoulder
  Weight: 420-595 lbs
  Max Lifespan: 17 years
  Gestation Period: 9 months
  Number of Young: 1
  Horns: Males and Females
  Conservation Status: Least Concern

  

  -  In Heraldy, 'sable' means black, a reference to the dark colouration of mature males.
  -  They are most active in the early morning and late afternoon.
  -  It’s main predators are the lion, leopard and spotted hyena.
  -  Their scimitar-shaped horns are capable of killing lions and other predators.

 

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