The Royal Antelope is considered as one of the smallest antelope in the world. The scientific name of this species is Neotragus Pygmaeus. The Royal Antelope belongs to the family Bovidae under the order of Artiodactyla. West Africa is the native of this antelope breed, and they prefer to live in areas like grasslands, mountains, deserts, and wetlands. They have extended their range towards east from the Kounounkan Massif till the southwestern region of Guinea through Sierra Leone, Liberia, Côte d’Ivoire, and Volta River in Ghana. The height of the antelope merely reaches 25 cm, and the weight is around 2.5–3 kg. The physic of the Royal Antelope is quite similar to the hare. The upper skin of this breed will be in reddish to golden brown color, and the ventricle parts are white. The Royal Antelope has large brown eyes, small ears, slim muzzle, and grayish big pink rhinarium. The female species is quite bigger than the male. The male antelope has horns, but the female does not have horns, and the size of the horns is around 2.5–3 cm long.
Weight: 2.2 kg (Adult)
Length: 40 – 50 cm
Scientific name: Neotragus pygmaeus
Conservation status: Least Concern (Population decreasing)
Gestation period: 180 days
Trophic level: Herbivorous
Species: N. pygmaeus
Species of Royal Antelope
Royal Antelope is the only species of the genus Neotragus. It does not have any subspecies. Here we listed some related species (small antelopes) that lives in Africa.
- Bates’s pygmy antelope
- Blue duiker
- Cape grysbok
- Sharpe’s grysbok
- Red duiker
- Common duiker
Conservation of Royal Antelope
The Royal Antelope is considered as the Least Concern species in the world by IUCN (the International Union for the Conservation of Nature). The reason for the decrease in population is habitat collapse and the expansion of human lifestyles. To protect this species, they were taken safely to the sanctuaries like Tai National Park, Haut Bandama Fauna, Flora Reserve, Mabi-Yaya Classified Forest and more.
Interesting Facts about Royal Antelope
- The Royal Antelope is more secretive and shy animal. Mostly, they are solitary, but sometimes it will be in pair. It is a territorial animal like other antelopes and marks its range with the piles of dung.
- These species are more active during the night. Once they feel the danger, it looks for covers to hide.
- The Royal antelope can move swiftly from one place to another. The lower body, strong leaps and well-muscled hind legs help them to move rapidly.
- In a single leap, Antelopes can cover nearly 2.8 meters, and it can jump up to 55 cm from the ground.
- According to the research of the IUCN SSC Antelope Specialist Group, the estimated population of the species is around 62,000.
- The notable threats for the survival of antelope are hunting. These breeds are hunted for food by humans.
- It is a herbivore animal, mostly consume fresh leaves and shoots. Occasionally, they also eat flowers, fruits, and fungi.
- The natural predators of these animals are large snakes and birds.
- Like other antelopes, it is also monogamous, but the researchers have recently observed that it has a habit of being with females.
- Both males and females will reach sexual maturity after the completion of six months.
- It does not have a season for mating. It gives birth to a baby antelope in the period of November or December.
- The juvenile of this species will be with the mother for two months. The color of the newborn is quite similar to the adult.
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