Antelopes live in Africa, Asia and parts of the Americas. These deer-like animals have adapted to different habitats due to importation and can be found in grasslands, woodlands, forests, savannahs, mountains and marshes. The term "antelope" is a wide-encompassing term that describes all members of the Bovidae family that does not include sheep, goats, cattle, buffalo or bison.Know More
There are 91 species of antelope in the world, most of them indigenous to Africa with a few species native to Russia and India. With the exception of the pronghorn antelope of North America, no antelope species is native to the Americas. However, other species of antelope were imported to the Americas for the purpose of exotic game hunting. Texas ranches host a vast majority of these imports; the state bears a close resemblance to the African plains and its climate is very hospitable to the antelope.
The habitats of the antelope are as varied as the different species. The antelope of the African savannahs are migratory animals, ever moving with the rain, while their woodland and forest-dwelling counterparts are sedentary, staying in one area. Antelope are usually herd animals and play an important role in the food chain in their native homelands.Learn more about Deer
Caribou live in North America, Scandinavia and Russia throughout the mountain tundra, forests and arctic tundra. There are currently 5 million caribou in the entire world.Full Answer >
The caracal, a medium-sized wild cat that inhabits sub-Saharan Africa, Central Asia and the Indian subcontinent, mainly eats small- and medium-sized mammals, although some caracals hunt larger mammals such as antelopes. They also feed on birds, reptiles, fish and invertebrates. In areas where humans have encroached upon their habitats, they attack and eat domestic livestock, such as sheep, goats and poultry.Full Answer >
Moose live in the northern regions of North America, Europe and Asia. Their habitats include boreal and mixed-deciduous forests in temperate and sub-arctic climates. The largest of all deer species, moose can grow to a height of nearly seven feet at the shoulder and weigh approximately 1,800 pounds.Full Answer >
Reindeer, or caribou, live throughout the circumpolar regions of northern Europe, Siberia and North America. The habitats of reindeer include tundra, boreal forests and mountains. Reindeer were first domesticated thousands of years ago in northern Europe and Asia before being introduced to North America.Full Answer >