African Antelope Database 1998

Africa's tropical savannas support the world's most spectacular mammalian fauna. The magnificent spectacles provided by large herds of antelopes and other game with their attendant predators form a vital part of the continent's unique wildlife. Africa's forest ecosystems also support diverse antelope communities. In total, sub-Saharan Africa supports more than 70 antelope species (the precise number depending on taxonomic treatment), which is a much greater diversity than achieved by any other group of medium to large-sized mammals. As well as comprising a major component of the continent's biodiversity, Africa's antelopes and other wildlife are a priceless global heritage which is deeply instilled in human culture. This reflects the pivotal role of the African plains as a cradle of human evolution.

Publish DateSeptember 21, 2023
Last UpdatedSeptember 21, 2023