sable antelope


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sable antelope

n.
A large African antelope (Hippotragus niger) having a thick mane, long horns, and a coat that is brown in females and black in males, with white underparts.

sable antelope

n
(Animals) a large black E African antelope, Hippotragus niger, with long backward-curving horns

sa′ble an`telope


n.
a large African antelope, Hippotragus niger, with long, saberlike horns and, in the male, a black coat.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sable antelope - large black East African antelope with sharp backward-curving hornssable antelope - large black East African antelope with sharp backward-curving horns
antelope - graceful Old World ruminant with long legs and horns directed upward and backward; includes gazelles; springboks; impalas; addax; gerenuks; blackbucks; dik-diks
genus Hippotragus, Hippotragus - sable antelopes
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We didn't get a sniff of the endangered Sable antelope for which the park is famous and, unfortunately, there wasn't a cat in sight.
This sable antelope was too far away from where I was in my car to get close so I got out of the car and I started walking into the field to get a little bit closer.
On a ride around the park on the balky Wgasa Bush Line Railway (thankfully, the decrepit 30-year-old monorail is ticketed for replacement), visitors might peer down into the rolling hills and plains of the East Africa enclosure and observe wildebeest strolling among southern white rhinos, while Thomson's gazelles, scimitar-horned oryx, sable antelope and greater kudu - with their peculiar corkscrew horns - mingle on a slope within a few dozen yards of one another.
Throughout Zimbabwe, 64 percent of kudu, 63 percent of giraffes, 56 percent of cheetahs, and 53 percent of sable antelope and impalas were on private ranch properties.
Sable antelope stand high at the shoulder, low at the hip, and even at 500 pounds they can run faster than North American pronghorns.