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Oreotragus Oreotragus

A small sure-footed antelope found in rocky hill areas of Africa where it moves about on the tips of its hoofs. Coloration varies from yellowish-grey to grey-brown.


A widely distributed, but specific habitat, species across southern and east Africa.

Social structure
Usually in pairs or family groups. The male is territorial and marks territory with a secretion from a gland on the face.

Range differentiation
Females in isolated populations in west Africa and central Africa may show horns.

Rocky hills and mountains with sufficient food

They are mixed feeders with a strong preference to browsing.

Breed year round with seasonal peaks in some areas. Gestation period of seven months.