Oribi are one of the smaller antelopes with a height of 600mm and only weighing around the 14kg mark. The adult rams have small horns varying from 80-180mm. Oribi is very much a grazer but sometimes on occasion will browse on fords. Oribi often like to make their habitat on flood plains, but despite this it is not dependent on flood plain or lake water for sustenance. They tend to make small groups consisting of a Ram and two Ewes, and they are very territorial Rams will evict other young Rams from there tiny groups. They can be found in haphazard distributions through South Africa, especially on the Eastern Cape, with smaller populations occurring in the Western nations of Africa, the Free State of Swaziland, and rarely in parts of Botswana. Their predators are carnivorous especially jackals, however the average lifespan tends to be 8 to 12 years in the wild, and 12-14 years in captivity.

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