Plains Game (Animal Index)

Plains Game include many species of Antelope, the Ostrich, Rhea and Warthog

  • Weight: 800-1200kg
  • 15 month gestation period with only 1 calf
  • Giraffe can run a speed of 55km/h and cruise a comfortable 16km/h
  • Tallest animal in the world
  • The heart of a Giraffe weighs about 11 kg
  • Largest African antelope with bulls weighing up to 1000kg.
  • Both sexes carry horns.
  • A single calf follows a gestation period of 8~ months.
  • Males black with white belly. Females’ dark brown.
  • Weigh between 181 to 227 kg.
  • Gestation period of about 9 months.
  • Both males and females have the long, straight horns which point backwards.
  • They weigh about 200kg and have a gestation period of 8 to 9 months.
  • Weight: 65 – 75kg
  • The Arabian Oryx live in the desserts of Oman, Saudi Arabia & Jordan.
  • They eat melons and succulent bulbs to obtain water, as an Arabian Oryx is built to survive in dessert areas where water is not commonly found. They feed on diverse types of grasses and shrubs.
  • The gestation period is about 240 days.
  • Weight: 100 – 210kg
  • The World Conservation Union’s Red List of Threatened Species list Scimitar-horned Oryx as extinct in the wild.
  • The Scimitar Oryx once lived in the northern African countries of Egypt, Senegal and Chad.
  • They once lived in arid plains and desert and to a lesser extent, rocky hillsides and thick brush.
  • They weigh between 250 and 270kg and are easily identified by the white ring around their rump.
  • A single calf follows a gestation period lasting about 8 months.
  • Also known as the mountain zebra
  • The stripes are distinct and have no shadow.
  • Weigh between 227 and 272 kg.
  • Gestation period of 12 months.
  • Also known as the brindled gnu.
  • They weigh 185 to 249 kg.
  • Gestation period is 7 to 8 months.
  • Also known as the white tailed gnu.
  • Weigh 113 to 159 kg.
  • The gestation period is 7 to 8 months.
  • Weigh about 150 to 159 kg.
  • One calf follows a gestation period of 7 to 8 months.
  • Weigh between 59 and 80 kg.
  • Gestation period lasts 8 months.
  • Only the males possess lyre shaped horns averaging 40-60cm in length.
  • Males weigh about 50kg.
  • Ewes give birth to a single lamb after a gestation period of about 6 and half months.
  • Unmistakable reddish brown coat, white belly and black horizontal stripe down its sides.
  • Weigh 36 to 50 kg and have a gestation period of about 5 months
  • Weigh 12 to 14kg.
  • A single lamb which follows a 5 month gestation In period is kept hidden in tall grass for the first few weeks of its life.
  • A small antelope with a thick coat to protect it from injuries caused by rocks.
  • Males have short, straight horns with a slight forward curve, approximately Bcm in length. Females have no horns.
  • Females are heavier than males.
  • They live in small groups of 2-3 animals or alone
  • They feed on leaves and wild fruit
  • They are mostly nocturnal
  • Mass: 10-14 Kg
  • Life span: 12 years
  • Status: Rare
  • Gestation period is 92 days with 1 lamb being born
  • They live alone or in small family groups of 2-3 animals
  • They feed on leaves and wild fruit and do not drink water
  • They are one of the smallest antelope species
  • Mass: 4-7 Kg
  • Life span: 12 years
  • Status: Low risk
  • Gestation period is 120 days with 1 lamb being born
  • These animals are named for their facial warts.
  • Males have two pairs and females have one pair of of warts.
  • They feed on roots, grass, herbs and fruit.
  • They weigh between 50 and 70 kg. They produce a ~ a litter of 2-4 piglets.
  • Although their large wings are useless for flight, they are used for balance and for changing direction as the bird runs.
  • Females lay their eggs—one every other day for a week or ten days—in a ground nest of the male’s design. Several females deposit their eggs in the same nest, which may hold 50 eggs or more.
  • Largest bird weighing up to 150kg. Can run at 70km/h.
  • They lay 15 to 20 eggs which hatch after an incubation period of 40 days.
  • Each egg has a capacity equal to about 24 chicken eggs.