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  • maricksu by maricksu moderator

    2 #impala ,front one has huge horns , #thomsons-gazelle in middle 😃

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  • AowlanCrystal by AowlanCrystal moderator

    Can you tell the rough age of the huge horned male, from the size of his horns?

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  • davidbygott by davidbygott moderator

    They become adult at 1 yr but don't usually breed until 4, by which time horns are fully developed like this. So maybe 4 or more (a guess!)

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  • AowlanCrystal by AowlanCrystal moderator

    Thanks David.
    When you think about it, how amazing these animals are. Birth to full size, in such a short time, compared to us slowcoaches!

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  • AowlanCrystal by AowlanCrystal moderator

    but I suppose they have to be quick, being prey animals, but still, the speed converting grass n foliage to flesh n bone growth, amazing!

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