Sable antelope

an antelope native to the wooded savanna of East and Southern Africa

The sable antelope (Hippotragus niger) is an antelope. It lives in wooded savanna in East and Southern Africa.

Sable antelope
Sable antelope (Hippotragus niger) adult male.jpg
Adult male Hippotragus niger niger, Tswalu Kalahari Reserve, South Africa
Sable (Hippotragus niger) female crossing the road (16635641913), crop.jpg
H. n. niger cow in the southern Kruger National Park, South Africa
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Bovidae
Subfamily: Hippotraginae
Genus: Hippotragus
H. niger
Binomial name
Hippotragus niger
(Harris, 1838)
Hippotragus niger distribution.svg
      geographic range


  1. IUCN SSC Antelope Specialist Group (2017). "Hippotragus niger". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2017: e.T10170A50188654. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-2.RLTS.T10170A50188654.en. Retrieved 13 November 2021.

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