Sable antelope have to be one the most impressive of the African antelopes. Those adult bulls with their pitch-black coats and massive horns that curl almost onto their backs. These make efficient weapons too and have been known to keep lions at bay. The sable go down on their knees and bending their necks to the ground threaten any danger with weapons capable of inflicting a fatal stab!
Sable antelope used to be plentiful across the country and were often shot for rations but with the invasion of cattle ranching their numbers were decimated and today they’re endangered but are making a good come back in protected areas.