Scientific Name: Hippotragus equinus
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This fairly large antelope is indigenous to the more northern reaches of Southern Africa. The name "roan" refers to their strawberry tint when the light is right. The black and white pattern on their face may remind you of the gemsbok oryx and thus their Afrikaans name: bastergemsbok (bastard gemsbok). The roan is a member of the 'horse antelope clan' and is surpassed in size only by the eland, yet is much more graceful.
Roan antelope are found in woodland and grassland savanna, mainly in the tropical and subtropical grasslands, savannas, and shrublands biome, which range in tree density from forest with a grassy understorey (such as central Zambezian Miombo woodlands) to grasslands dotted with few trees, where they eat midlength grasses.
Both bulls and cows carry horns, those of the female being more slender and somewhat shorter. A good horn length for the roan is 27 inches. Shoulder height is approximately 58 inches. Weight is approximately 625 lbs.