Can You identify the Unique African Animals with Beautiful Horns

African animals with horns: Mostly, horns are curved or spiral, with ridges or fluting. In many breeds, only males have horns.

Horns start growing after birth and continue to grow throughout the animal’s life. Partial or distorted horns in livestock are called scurs.

Growth on other parts of the animal body is not usually called horns, but spurs, claws, or hooves, depending on the part of the body on which they occur. 

What is Horns?

A hard permanent outgrowth, usually curved and pointed, is located in pairs on the heads of cattle, sheep, goats, giraffes, etc., and consists of a core of bone covered in keratinized skin. Now onto the horns! Oh, man, these are good horns. 

African Animals with Horns

  • Question of

    It has a narrow body with long legs, and its skin can range from brown/bluish-grey to reddish-brown. In addition, they possess between 4 and 12 vertical white stripes along their torso. The ears are large and round.

    Greater kudu
    • Greater kudu
    • Gemsbok
    • African buffalo
    • Giraffe
  • Question of

    It is a large antelope of unique appearance with long spear-like horns. Shoulder height ranges between 3 and 4 feet with a body length between 5 and 7 ½ ft.

    Gemsbok
    • Gemsbok
    • Impala
    • Common eland
    • Taurotragus
  • Question of

    It is a small breed of antelope, about the size of a goat, which has a stooping body, a large head, a unique pendulant probosci’s nose, and an exceptional ‘up and down style of running.

    Saiga
    • Saiga
    • Waterbuck
    • Nubian ibex
    • Sable antelope
  • Question of

    With broad hooves and unique spiral horns that can grow up to 5 feet long in mature males, females are smaller, around 2 feet. The skin is reddish-gray, with a dark stripe running the size of its back.

    Markhor
    • Markhor
    • Gemsbok
    • Springbok
    • Taurotragus
  • Question of

    The dense coat is slate grey, sometimes with a bluish sheen. Separating the grey back and white belly is a charcoal-colored stripe. The ears are small, and the bridge of the nose is dark.

    • Springbok
    • Bharal
    • Scimitar oryx
    • Nubian ibex
  • Question of

    It is a striking marked, gazelle-like antelope. It has a white face with dark stripes from the mouth to the eyes, a reddish-brown skin that shifts to a darker shade.

    Springbok
    • Springbok
    • Common eland
    • Gemsbok
    • Common eland
  • Question of

    It has stripes and dark markings, including foreleg garters, a short dorsal crest and neck mane, and the tuft of the hock-length tail.

    Common eland
    • Springbok
    • Common eland
    • Greater kudu
    • Gemsbok
  • Question of

    They are mostly white with reddish-brown necks, spots on the face, and a long, dark, tufted tail.

    Scimitar oryx
    • Scimitar oryx
    • Greater kudu
    • Springbok
    • African buffalo
  • Question of

    It is tawny with up to 12 white torso stripes and dark markings, which have foreleg garters, a short dorsal crest and neck mane, and the tuft of the hock-length tail.

    Taurotragus
    • Taurotragus
    • Waterbuck
    • Nubian ibex
    • Sable antelope
  • Question of

    Like antelopes, They are well-built animals with a shaggy reddish-brown coat to grey, becoming darker with age.

    Waterbuck
    • Waterbuck
    • Impala
    • Greater kudu
    • Common eland
  • Question of

    It is the only ibex adjusted to life in hot, arid regions of the world. It has light sandy brown coats, a white underbelly, and prominent black-and-white markings on the legs.

    Nubian ibex
    • Nubian ibex
    • Common eland
    • Gemsbok
    • Greater kudu
  • Question of

    They have a large, box-like head with curving horns. The front end of their body is heavily built, while the hindquarters are slender with spindly legs.

    Wildebeest
    • Wildebeest
    • Sable antelope
    • Scimitar oryx
    • Greater kudu
  • Question of

    It is a heavy, barrel-chested antelope with a short neck, long face, and dark fur. Both males and females boast great ringed horns that rise.

    Sable antelope
    • Sable antelope
    • Blesbok
    • Nyala
    • Gerenuk
  • Question of

    It is a medium-sized antelope with a striking white blaze on the face. It has a horizontal brown stripe dividing that blaze above the eyes. Their body is brown with a lighter-colored saddle and rump.

    Blesbok
    • Blesbok
    • Sable antelope
    • Scimitar oryx
    • Greater kudu
  • Question of

    They are small antelopes that vary in color depending on their habitat but are normally yellowish-gray to reddish-brown on its back and grayish-white on its belly.

    Dik-dik
    • Dik-dik
    • Sable antelope
    • Waterbuck
    • Springbok
  • Question of

    It is a large, fawn-colored antelope. Their most unique features are a steeply sloping back, long legs, and elongated snout.

    Red hartebeest
    • Red hartebeest
    • Nubian ibex
    • Sable antelope
    • Tragelaphini
  • Question of

    It is a spiral-horned and middle-sized antelope between a bushbuck and a kudu. It is considered the most sexually dimorphic antelope.

    Nyala
    • Nyala
    • Dik-dik
    • Waterbuck
    • Springbok
  • Question of

    Thus, antelopes are medium to large and usually tall and long-legged. Horns are present in the males of all species, while females lack them except bongos and elands.

    Spiral horned antelopes
    • Waterbuck
    • Spiral-horned antelopes
    • Greater kudu
    • Common eland
  • Question of

    They have long, strong, thin legs and long slender necks. Their head is short for their size, but their eyes and ears are large.

    Gerenuk
    • Gerenuk
    • Nyala
    • Nubian ibex
    • Springbok
  • Question of

    They have low-slung bodies on slender legs, wedge-shaped heads topped by a crest of long hair, and relatively large eyes.

    Duiker
    • Duiker
    • Wildebeest
    • Blesbok
    • Red hartebeest
  • Question of

    With grey coat and a white underpart, separated from the grey by a stripe of black, with black stripes where the head connects to the neck, along the nose, and from the eye to the mouth and on the forehead

    East African
    • Sable antelope
    • East African oryx
    • Taurotragus
    • Springbok
  • Question of

    It is a sandy to almost white color during the summer, darkening to a grayish-brown winter. White markings are present on the face, ears, belly, hips, and legs, and there is a black tuft of hair on the forehead.

    Addax
    • Addax
    • East African oryx
    • Blesbok
    • Springbok
  • Question of

    It is wild sheep, a species considered one of modern-day sheep’s two original ancestors. Their coat is reddish-brown and short-haired, and a dark stripe runs along their back, with lighter colored patches on the side.

    Mouflon
    • Mouflon
    • Addax
    • Common eland
    • Springbok
  • Question of

    It has pointed and delicate hooves. They have narrow, sheep-like muzzles and short tails. Horns are found only in males.

    Blackbuck
    • Springbok
    • Blackbuck
    • Addax
    • Waterbuck

Leave your vote

Leave a comment

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More

Add to Collection

No Collections

Here you'll find all collections you've created before.