Antelope Garna – Карельский зоопарк

Antelope Garna

Class: Mammalia

Order: Artiodactyla

Family: Bovidae

Weight: 25-35 kg

Height: 60-85 cm

Body length: 100-150 cm

Color: Males and females differ in coloration: the upper body of males is dark brown, while females and juveniles have a light reddish hue; both sexes have white underparts.

Age of sexual maturity: 1.5 – 2 years

Gestation period: around 6 months

Lifespan: 12-16 years

Habitat: The habitat is located in India. Small populations reside in Nepal, and periodically migrating herds appear in Pakistan.

Diet: Primarily graze on low-growing grasses.

Did you know?

  • The Garna antelope can reach speeds of up to 80 km/h over short distances, clear obstacles up to 2 meters high, and make jumps up to 6 meters long.
  • Garnas rely on their sight to detect approaching predators, as their sense of smell and hearing are not very sensitive.
  • Garna horns are considered medicinal in Indian medicine, believed to cure asthma and other chest ailments.
  • Males often invade marked territories, leading to fights.