Continents That House Animals

Some parts of North America, the entire South American continent, entire African continent, and the whole of Asia can boast of housing antelopes. Antelopes are quite similar to deer, but they court difference when they boast of strong and sturdy horns over their heads. They are used to fight enemies and foes competing for mates  or dominance over an area. Deer grows new horns after shedding off older ones every year.

Antelopes can live to long years while in captivity, although their lives are restricted to just 8-10 years in the wild. Antelopes are a delicacy with several predators. So, male members cannot survive for a long time in the wild. Older antelopes don't survive because they cannot remain away from predators. They can't run as fast as their young counterparts.

Antelopes graze on grass in grasslands and form an inherent part of the ecosystem. They are an essential part of the struggle to maintain ecological balance in Savannas and grasslands. Predators like lions, cheetahs, hyenas and crocodiles complete the food-chain required to maintain ecological balance.

Of the many species of antelopes in the world, many are known to have adapted themselves to live in marshes, grasslands and savanna's. Some of them are even known to be active in rocky mountains and others are known to live in deserts. Some even live in semi-aquatic atmospheres of swamps.

Female antelopes are known to deliver just a single calf at an instance. The birth of twins is a rare phenomenon. Gestation period can be as long as eight months in case of antelopes. 



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