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Roan Antelope - Species Detail
Roan (Sp), Pferdeantilope (G), Antilope rouanne, Antilope cheval, Hippotrague (F), Bastergemsbok (Af). "Roan" refers to the animal's general coloration.
DESCRIPTION (male) Shoulder height 54-57 inches (137-145 cm). Weight 500-600 pounds (227-272 kg).
The roan is larger than the sable, but has smaller horns. It is a large, grayish-brown, horse-like animal with shoulders higher than hindquarters, conspicuous black-and-white facial markings and long, tufted ears that droop down at the tip. The tail has a black tassel. The horns (both sexes) are sickle-shaped, ringed and only moderately long. Females are similar to males, but slightly smaller and with smaller horns.
DISTRIBUTION Private ranches, mainly in Texas.
REMARKS Roan are native to Africa south of the Sahara in open or lightly wooded country where water is available. Five or six subspecies are listed in Africa, but are not separated here.
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