The four-horned antelope (Tetracerus quadricornis) is an animal. It is a bovine even-toed ungulate. It is also called by its Hindi name Chousingha. It is different from other bovines because it has four horns instead of two.
Appearance[change | change source]
Four-horned antelopes are about 0.60 meters high, and they weigh about 20 kilograms. They have a light yellowish-brown fur with a white underside. They have a black stripe down their forelegs. Males have four horns. The back horns are about 10 centimeters long, and the front horns are up to 4 centimeters long.
Habitat and life[change | change source]
Four-horned antelopes and humans[change | change source]
Four-horned antelopes are hunted by trophy-hunters because of their four horns, but they are also hunted for their meat. Because of the hunting and also because of habitat loss, there are now fewer than 100 four-horned antelopes.
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