(Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1803)
English : Roan antelope
French : Hippotrague brun, Antilope rouanne, Antilope-cheval
Class : Mammalia
Order : Cetartiodactyla
Family : Bovidae
Notes : 6 subspecies known.
Body length of 219 cm, shoulder height of 145 cm, weight of 300 kg. Males much bigger with forehead hump and darker fur. Short curved horns. Coloration is brown with white belly, dark legs. Face with a black mask, white muzzle.
Range and habitat
The species occurs south of Sahara desert, from Senegal to western Ethiopia, then south to Uganda and Tanzania, west to Angola and Namibia. Lives in wooded moist savannas, particularly in long grass areas.
IUCN RED LIST : LEAST CONCERN
CITES : Not listed
Status : This species is still relatively common at least locally. The bulk of the species’ populations are found in protected areas. Nearly extinct in South Africa.
Ex-Situ Programs : SSP in America, EEP in Europe