Physical characteristics and distribution

Body length: 235-255 cm
Weight: 250-270kg
Life expectancy: 18 years Distribution: Eastern and Southern Africa
Habitat: open steppes and grasslands
Species: not endangered except in Angola


The sable antelopes look the same in the first three years of life. Then they change not only in body size, but also in appearance. The males get from the head beginning to the back reaching mane. Also in the coat color they are different. The females are rather lighter colored than the males. The side flanks at the head and the belly are colored white.

Reproduction and development

Rape antelope cows become sexually mature at the age of two. After a gestation period of 270 days, a single calf is born with a birth weight of about 17 kg. For calving, the cow leaves the herd. The boy hides in the tall grass and comes out only for suckling and grooming by the mother. When the cows join the herd again with their young, are the boys play groups, de m to up to 100 Remove from the herd, often a cow acts as a kindergarten teacher


Sable are pure herbivores that are different from grasses and bushes.

Hunting style, equipment and countries

The sable antelope can be hunted in most southern African countries such as Namibia, South Africa or Zimbabwe. It is almost exclusively hunted on the stalk. For larger calf suitable for wildlife are sufficient because of the body size caliber from 300 Win Mag are recommended to have some buffer.

Hunting trip Countries

South Africa

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