Tag: antelope

Animal Corner – The Lechwe

[caption id="attachment_5550" align="alignleft" width="300"] Lechwe in the Delta[/caption] Lechwe are a type of antelope that are found in marshy areas around Botswana, Zambia, Congo and Namibia. They are typically brown with white underbellies. The males tend to be darker and larger, reaching up to 39 inches at the shoulder and weighting up to 260 pounds. The males also have long, spiral horns. Since lechwe live in marshy areas, they eat…

Animal Corner – The Black Buck Antelope

If you happened to be on the Arabian peninsula you might mistake a Black Buck Antelope for a Gazelle. That's because these two species look similar in appearance and share the same natural habitat. Unfortunately, Black Buck Antelopes have been listed as a Near Threatened species since 2003. One very distinctive feature of the Black Buck Antelope is their long, spiraled horns. Only males have these horns, which range from…