There are 84 species of antelope in the world, and 72 of these species live in Africa. Some well-known species of antelope are the impala, kudu and eland. The impala and kudu are known for their long, spiral-shaped horns.
Elands are the largest antelope and have a distinct shoulder hump. Antelopes are classified as bovids and range in size from the eland to the tiny royal antelope that only weighs 4 pounds. The most common color of antelope is beige brown, but antelope can range in color from sable to red. Antelope live in the deserts of Africa as well as grasslands and mountaintops. All male antelope have horns, and approximately 75 percent of female antelope have horns. Male and female antelope mate for life.