Antelope, swift-moving hollow-horned ruminant of the family Bovidae, order Artiodactyla. Common features include a hairy muzzle, narrow cheek teeth, and permanent, backward-pointing horns. Distribution is throughout Africa and Asia. Antelopes range in size from the royal antelope, probably the smallest hoofed mammal, standing about 10 in (25 cm) high at the shoulders, to the giant eland, which may be as tall as 6 ft (1.8 m).
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