Roan

FUN FACTS

Roan

  • Roans are known to make three different unusual noises: a high-pitched squeal when they are upset, snorting when alarmed, and a low hissing sound when wounded.

  • Roans form harem groups of 5-15 females with a single mature bull.

  • Roan bulls fight to see who will be the dominant leader of the herd.  The losers will be outcasts and forced to live in bachelor herds.

  • Prior to fighting, both of the roan antelope fighters are known to get down on their knees and display their horns.

  • The roan antelope is named for the roan color that distinguishes their coats from other antelope.