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Oribi
Oribi

Oribi

The oribi is a small antelope found in eastern, southern and western Africa. Eight subspecies are identified. The oribi reaches nearly 50–67 centimetres (20–26 in) at the shoulder  Only males possess horns; the thin, straight horns, 8–18 centimetres (3.1–7.1 in) long, are smooth at the tips and ringed at the base.

Typically diurnal, the oribi is active mainly during the day. Small herds of up to four members are common. The oribi occurs in a variety of habitats – from savannahs, floodplains and tropical grasslands.

This antelope is highly sporadic in distribution, ranging from Senegal in the west to Ethiopia and Eritrea in the east and southward to Angola and the Eastern Cape (South Africa). The oribi has been classified as Least Concern by the IUCN; numbers have declined due to agricultural expansion and competition from livestock.

More information on Oribi can be found on Wikipedia.

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