The Antelope on High Alert
Crystal Wildlife Hand painted
Antelopes live in the large groups called herds. They have extremely developed senses which help them detect predators while they still have time to escape.
Antelopes are a large group of four-legged mammals that live in Africa, Europe and Asia. The antelopes are even-toed mammals from the same family as bovines, sheep or goats, but with some different characteristics.
The word ‘antelope’ is an example of something called wastebasket taxon, which means that it is a word that classifies animals that do not fit into any other similar group.
There are 91 species of antelopes.
Some species of antelope, such as the Springbok, are able to bounce on their springy legs to indicate that they are frightened and this will alert others to danger causing them to flee. Other species of antelope, such as the Wildebeest, can protect themselves from predators by kicking with their strong back legs.
Art No 33864
Cast crystal sculpture with painted and sandblasted motif.
This sculpture of The Antelope on High Alert is handmade in Sweden and signed on the bottom.
Design Mats Jonasson
WxH=85×155 mms / 3,5×6”