Mammals have hair or fur; are warm-blooded; most are born alive; the young are fed milk produced by the mother’s mammary glands; and they have a more complex brain than other animals. 

Apart from the BIG Five, which are the most popular large mammals, there are a range of Common Mammals that can be seen in the KNP. The most popular being various Antelope, Burchell’s Zebra, Giraffe, Hippo, Warthog, Squirrels, Dassies, Baboons, Vervet Monkeys, Cheetah, Wild Dogs, Spotted Hyaenas, Caracals, Jackals, Mongeese, Porcupines, and Honey Badgers.

Antelope

There are a number of beautiful antelope that we have taken photos of in KNP and 9 other National Parks.  Here are a few photos of each.

* ** To view the photos, please click on the black buttons to go to the antelope you wish to see. *** To use the Gallery.  Click once on a photo of the animal and then scroll through the photos with the white left and right arrow keys.  To exit the Gallery, click on the white cross on the top right corner of the Gallery.***

Blesbok

Life span: 11 years

Gestation: 8 months
No of young: 1

Weight: Male 66-73kg,
Female 58-64kg

Bontebok

Life span: 

Gestation: 

Weight: Male 65-80kg,
Female 55-70kg

Bushbuck

Life span: 12 years

Gestation: 6 months
No of young: 1

Weight: Male 45kg,
Female 30kg

Common Duiker

Life span: 11 years

Gestation: 7 months
No of young: 1

Weight: Male 15-18kg, 
Female 16-21kg.

Common Reedbuck

Life span: 10-14 years

Gestation: 7-8 months
No of young: 1

Weight: Male 43-67kg,
Female 32-49kg

Gemsbok

Life span: 18-20 years

Gestation: 9 months
No of young: 1

Weight: Male 220-320kg, Female 200-210kg

Grysbok

Life span: 14 years

Gestation: 6 months
No of young: 1

Weight: Male and
Female 8-12kg

Impala

Life span: 12 years

Gestation: 6.6 months
No of young: 1

Weight: Male 50kg,
Female 40kg

Klipspringer

Life span: 15 years

Gestation: 6-7 months
No of young: 1

Weight: Male 10-15kg,
Female normally larger.

Kudu

Life span: Male 8-9 years.
Female 15 years.  Male dies younger because of fighting.

Gestation: 9 months
No of young: 1

Weight: Male 250kg,
Female 170kg

Nyala

Life span: 15 years

Gestation: 7.5 months
No of young: 1

Weight: Male 100kg,
Female 60kg

Red Hartebeest

Life span: 11-20 years

Gestation: 8 months
No of young: 1

Weight: Male and
Female 150kg

Roan

Life span: 17 years

Gestation: 9-9.5 months
No of young: 1

Weight: Male 280kg,
Female 260kg

Sable

Life span: 19 years

Gestation: 9 months
No of young: 1

Weight: Male and
Female 220-235kg

Springbok

Life span: 10 years

Gestation: 168 days (2.37 months)
No of young: 1

Weight: Male 33-48kg,
Female 30-44kg

Steenbok

Life span: 6-8 years

Gestation: 170 days (6 months)
No of young: 1

Weight: Male and 
Female 7-16kg

Tsessebe

Life span: 15 years

Gestation: 7 months
No of young: 1

Weight: Male and
Female 110kg

Waterbuck

Life span: 11 years

Gestation: 9 months
No of young: 1

Weight: Male 270kg,
Female 180kg

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