Hartebeests are found in medium and tall grasses, and even Savannas. But it’s this pickiness about their habitat, they’re found in haphazard areas across Africa, from Benin to South Africa and all the way up to Kenya. They weigh from 220-500 pounds and stand at 5 feet tall, and they live from 12 to 15 years. They are herbivorous and aren’t particularly fussy when it comes to diet, enjoying grass but is tolerant of poor food quality. Their long list of predators including Cheetahs, Jackals, Lions, hyenas, Leopards and of course, humans. Luckily they birth throughout the year, as this counters the effect of having so many predators and thus they don’t have population problems and are not under threat or endangered as a species. Their social system is quite unusual when it comes to Antelopes: Females do not have any real bond with the males after reproducing. Alternatively, the female offspring remain close to the mother for as long as 3 years, and they will then themselves will be protected by other females once they themselves reach sexual maturity. So this is quite a Matriarchal social system with females in groups and males living solitary lives.

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