Angola: Giant Sable Antelope Breeding Drops

by Mar 7, 2012Wildlife News

Luanda — The number of young giant sable antelopes under control in sanctuary of the National Park of Cangandala, northern Malanje province, ranges from three to five this year, despite the breeding to low than expected.

The fact was disclosed Tuesday during an interview granted to Angop by the coordinator of the project for the conservation of the Giant Sable Antelope, Pedro Vaz.

According to him, due to the low animal breeding the project intents this year to conduct a veterinary intervention and monitor the situation in order to address this limitation.

Pedro Vaz also noted that the slowness recorded in breeding process is blamed on the recent past in which the females were subject to the irregular breeding.

He stressed this led to the inhibition in the state of extreme sexual receptivity.

The National Park of Cangandala currently controls some 19 sable antelopes, including two males, 14 female and three young animals.