Size

Sable stand about 45 to 55 inches at the shoulder.

Weight

400 - 500 pounds.

Habitat

Light woodland. Sables live in areas of light woodland, especially in a mixture of bush and grassland, but usually avoid open, grassy plains.

Diet - Herbivores

Herbivorous, Sables mostly eat grass but at times will eat herbs and leaves from shrubs and trees. They are never found very far from water and are especially dependent upon it during the dry season.

Socialization

Only a few of the most dominant of the mature males are able to obtain and hold territories. They try to set them up on the best grazing grounds because the more nutritious the feed, the more females are attracted to the area. The changing color of sables as they grow older signals their age to others, thereby granting them status and dominance in their social system.

Reproduction

Single young born any time of the year.

Gestation

Gestation is about 9 months.

Life Expectancy

17 years in the wild.

Predators

Humans
Leopards
Lions
Hyenas
Crocodiles
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