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Safari Africa Animal Fact Sheet
Neotragus pygmaeus

Western Africa The royal antelope is the smallest of all antelopes. It is light brown in color, with a paler underbelly and slightly darker heads and flanks. The male has small, spike-like horns, about 1 inch long. They are mostly nocturnal and are very shy, reputedly able to leap 2.5 meters in one bound if disturbed. They are not social animals, living on their own or occasionally in pairs.

Habitat: Dense forests.
Diet: Leaves, buds and fruit.
Status: Least Concern (IUCN)
Approximate Dimensions of Adult:

Height: 10-12 inches tall.
Weight: 9-10 pounds.

Lifespan: n/a
Reproduction & Offspring: Little is known about the reproduction of the royal antelope.


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