Antelopes are mammals with hooves and hollow horns. There are about 100 species (kinds) of antelopes. They live in Africa and Asia. Antelopes range in size from the tiny royal antelope, which stands about 10 inches (25 cm), to the giant eland, which weighs as much as a car!
Most antelopes live in herds. Some live in forests, and others live on open plains. They nibble on plants for food. Some graze on grass. Others eat leaves and fruit from bushes and trees.
Almost all antelopes are shy. They rely on speed for safety. When they spot danger, they run away. Many antelopes use their speed and jumping ability to avoid hungry predators, like lions and hyenas.