nubian ibex
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Magnificent Horned Animals in The World

9 Horned Animals which looks Manly and Wonderful – Nature saves a lot of things which still becomes the secret for humans. It includes the horned animals that have an extremely large amount in wild nature.

Roughly, how many types of animals with the horn that you know or have? You might know them such as goat, rhinoceroses, cow, bull, and buffalo. Apparently, the horned animal names are more than that. Let’s know them to add your insight with 9 animals below!

Mouflon

Mufflon
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First of all, let’s get to know the Mouflon, red-brown animals and light-colored saddle patches. The Mouflon is a subspecies of wild sheep which is the very familiar ancestor of modern domestic sheep. All male Mouflon males have horns but only a few women have horns.

The horns of adult rams grow curved up to 85 cm long. Mouflon horned animals inhabit the Caucasus, northern and eastern Iraq, and northwest Iran. Unluckily, mouflon might lose its horns during the domestication process. Even though, you can help them, to avoid it.

Addax

addax antelopes
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Addax or antelope screwhorn is a deer that has horns. This horned animal is also known as a white antelope and its life in the Sahara desert. Between male and female, the horn can rotate. Male addax can rotate its horns 70 to 85 cm and 55 to 80 cm in women.

The horns in these animals have two to three turns with a series of 30 to 35 ring-shaped ridges. In addition, the horn has teeth that rotate like screws. For your information, addax in the Sahara is basically extinct. But strangely, these horned animals still survive well in captivity. So, it becomes a common sight at the zoo.

Markhor

markhor goat
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Markhor is a large species of the wild goat who was nicknamed Shekhawat. The name of this horned animal comes from the Persian word which means snake. It is because the shape of the horn is large circular or its ability to kill snakes. Both male and female Markhor have corkscrew-like horns that are tightly curved.

The horn grows close to the head but spreads upward towards the tip. The male horn can grow up to 160 cm and in women, it grows to 25 cm. You should know that India forbids hunting Markhor even though some hunt illegally for food and for their horns.

Moose

Moose
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The deer is the largest species of the deer family that still exists. Deer of the male palate horn grow as cylindrical beams that project on each side of the head. The size and growth rate of horns is very dependent on diet and age

Then, there are large and flat deer horns that are along the outer edge. The horn can be more than 200 cm long and weigh around 36 kg. For your information, males will drop their horns after the mating season to save energy during the winter. However, a new set of horns will grow back in the spring.

Oryx

oryx
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Oryx is one of the largest species of deer originating from Africa with long horns and a neck like a horse. Their horns that reach 30 inches long are sharp enough to survive against predators. In contrast to males, female horns are longer and thinner. These horned animals deers that live in flocks containing hundreds of members can live for several weeks without water. Oryx has a very good sense of smell and can also run at speeds of 35 miles per hour

Caribou

group of Caribou
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Especially in Alaska, Caribou is a wildebeest or wild deer. Apparently, Caribou the only deer species both males and females have horns. Caribou horn grows so that these animals can use it in winter to dig snow for food. The male horn can have a width of up to 100 cm with a beam length of 135 cm. The biggest horn size is relative to body size among living deer species.

Nubian Ibex

nubian ibex
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Nubian ibex or Capra is one of the smallest ibex species and is sexually dimorphic. Female Ibex averages about one third the size of a male. Male Ibex has an average weight of 62.5 kg, women have an average of 26.5 kg. Thus, the average female ibex is only one third the size of a male. Then, the average shoulder height is 75 cm in men and 65 cm in women. Thus, the male has a total body length of 125 cm and 105 cm in women.

According to Schaller in 1977, Nubian ibex inhabited the most remote, highest and steepest cliffs. More precisely, these horned animals inhabit the canyon, outcrop and screen areas in arid regions with rare vegetation. Actually, they appear in various heights from sea level to 3,000 meters. For male and female are benefits for fighting, sexual selection, and territorial defense. The appearance of the male horn is a large, dark, half circle, with an annual ring at the back.

White Rhinoceros

white rhinoceros
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The white rhinoceros is the largest species of rhino family with two horns. The front horn has a larger and longer size (up to 24 of these) from the rear horn. However, the female white rhinoceros front horn can reach up to 59 inches.

White rhinoceros horns are very different from cow horns and other animals. This is because the white rhinoceros horn is a special type of growth derived from structural proteins or keratin. White rhinos live in South Africa by forming groups of up to 14 rhinos and feeding exclusively on grass.

Ankole Watusi

Ankole Watusi horns
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Ankole Watusi is one of the most striking members of the cow kingdom with long and large horns. This animal is of medium size and elegant with the shape of a horn like a harp or a moon. These horned cattle animal have a system of adaptation to harsh environments. About 1,500 Ankole Watusi cattle live outside Africa where around 80% are in the United States.

Meanwhile, there are many populations in Rwanda, Burundi, and Uganda. On the other hand, the population has experienced a dramatic decline due to civil war, economic upheaval, and crossing support schemes. A recent report from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) estimates that the Ugandan population is around 2.9 million.

Well, those are the amazing horned animals in the world. some of them experienced a decline in population. Therefore, humans, including you, need to contribute to saving their existence. So, save them from now or they will disappear forever soon!

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