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Antelopes are one of the plant eating mammals and more closely related to a goat. Antelope are found in a wide range of habitats, typically woodland, forest, savannahs, grassland plains, and marshes Africa and in the central and southwest regions of Eurasia.

There are about 90 species of antelopes living in the world. They are very well known for their beauty, grace, and they are speed in running. They are capable of running with a speed of 80 km/h. They stand 12-17 inches high at the shoulder. Antelope's have horns which greatly vary in shape and size. A giant antelope has huge horns about 63 inches long.

The color of their coats is generally golden, or gray. Antelopes are generally compared with goats and deers in shape as well as in size too. They have got excellent senses of smell and hearing. Antelope use their horns in defense against predators. Some antelopes are good swimmers sometimes they spend their lives near water and can jump in and swim away if they feel threatened.

They also hide in water, with only their noses sticking out. Several antelope species make a warning or threat noise that sounds like a dog's bark.

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