Sable antelopes are antelopes that appear in The Lion Guard universe. They live in the Pride Lands.


In the Real World

Sable antelopes are compact, barrel-chested mammals with thick necks and long, recurved horns. Coloration in adult females ranges from chestnut brown to brownish-black, while males turn black when they mature. They have white underbellies and white markings on their faces, with a black stripe running down their muzzle.

In The Lion Guard

The sable antelopes shown in The Lion Guard share the build and body shape of real sable antelope, but lack the black muzzle stripe. All of them are the same shade of deep brown.


Sable antelopes inhabit wooded savannas and grasslands, never too far from a water source. Their diet consists mostly of grass, though they also eat herbs and leaves. Lions, leopards, crocodiles, spotted hyenas, and humans are all predators of the sable antelope. Sable antelopes with defend themselves against predators using their horns. Female sable antelopes typically give birth to one calf at a time.


Bunga and the King

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The Guard help a sable antelope

The Lion Guard helps out a herd of sable antelope trapped in mud. Beshte pushes one out, and it trots onto dry land with two other antelopes. Bunga sits on the back of another while it honks, and Kion and Fuli pull its horns. They halt for a moment, and the antelope issues another honking sound. Kion soon leaves to investigate a sinkhole, and Beshte lifts the antelope out with his head. It honks once again.

The Imaginary Okapi

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In the song You're Gonna Love It Right Here, a few sable antelopes are at the edge of the Watering Hole. Later, a herd is shown running across the Pride Lands.

Janja's New Crew

Janja, Nne, and Tano intentionally cause a sable antelope herd to stampede. The Lion Guard arrives and brings the antelope to a halt.

Beshte and the Hippo Lanes

The Lion Guard attempts to rescue a herd of sable antelopes lead by Bupu from their grazing grounds that are in great risk of flooding. The sable antelopes initially refuse to follow the guard's orders, but when Fuli asks them politely, they comply and run straight through the hippo lanes towards the other side.

Notable Sable Antelopes in The Lion Guard

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