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 Four-horned antelope
 Four-horned antelope
 Four-horned antelope
 Four-horned antelope
 Four-horned antelope
 Four-horned antelope
 Four-horned antelope
 Four-horned antelope
 Four-horned antelope
 Four-horned antelope
 Four-horned antelope
 Four-horned antelope
 Four-horned antelope
 Four-horned antelope
 Four-horned antelope
 Four-horned antelope

Four-horned antelope

Zoological name: The zoological name is Tetracerus quadricornis.
Distribution: They are exclusively found in Indian subcontinent.
Habitat: Four-horned antelope occurs in undulating or hilly country.
Physical feature: The mature animal stands about 2 ft at shoulder. The body weight varies from 15 to 25 kg. The coat colour is dull light brown with shades of white on the lower parts. The most distinguishing anatomical feature of this animal is its horns. It is the only antelope that are blessed with two pairs of horns (hence the alternative name "chausingha"). The male only bears horns and the anterior pair is shorter than the posterior one and sometimes is hidden by the hairs.
Reproduction: The puberty is reached at about 24 months. Rutting takes place in June-July. The female drops one to three young. The gestation period is 225-240 days.
Behaviour: Four horned antelope live in pairs or solitary. They preferably spend most of the times near the water bodies as these animals have the regular drinking habits.
Life span: The longevity is about ten years.

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