The smallest antelope in the world is less than a cat
The royal antelope is the smallest antelope in the world, its height is only 25-30 cm, and the weight of only about four kilograms. The cub is born so small that it is placed in the hand.
To find one of these cute babies, you will have to go to the dense jungle of West Africa. But you can still not see them, because these are night animals, and in general they are very timid.
They usually live alone, but sometimes they can be found in pairs. They can also jump 2.5 meters at a time.
Royal antelopes feed on leaves and fruits in the undergrowth, they have a lot of food, and this allows their populations to stay at a relatively stable level. According to a modest calculation, there are now 62,000 of these antelopes, and the species is not considered in danger.
Some local tribes even have a taboo against hunting for royal antelopes, since these animals are considered a symbol of wisdom. However, there are those who hunt them for the sake of meat. Such a hunt is the only danger to these lovely creatures, but it is not common enough to cause anxiety.