Monkeys are probably among of the most popular and interesting animals in the world. There are a number of monkey varieties. New world monkeys are distinguished from the old world monkeys of Africa and Asia by certain features of appearance and size. The new world monkeys (platyrrhines) are small to medium-sized. They have wide circular nostrils and long tails, which are prehensile or semi-prehensile. They do not have cheek pouches and buttock pads. Prehensile tails can be called an extra hand that helps a monkey swing, touch and grasp things. Spider monkeys, capuchins, squirrel monkeys, owl and wooly monkeys are some of the new world monkey's representatives.
The tiger lives in the jungles and canebrakes of Asia. Its body markings provide excellent camouflage in long grass.This large carnivore usually hunts at night, spending the greater part of the daylight hours resting in shaded areas to escape the heat. It eats a variety of other creatures, from frogs and turtles, to cattle, monkeys, deer, buffalo, and even the occasional young elephant.Tigers are the largest existing members of the Felidae and are, on average, larger than lions, ranging in weight up to 267 kg.
The Sable Antelope
The handsome sable antelope of eastern and southern Africa belongs to a group called sabre-horned antelopes, because of their long, scimitar-shaped horns. Those of the sable antelope are covered with ring-like ridges.Adult males often reach 1.5 m at the shoulder and can weigh over 270 kg. They are glossy black except for white markings on their face and underparts, with a tufted tail and slight mane. Sable antelopes are gregarious, nomadic animals. They roam the dry acacia country of Africa in large herds, usually led by a master bull, and they feed on grass and plant life.Sable antelopes were much sought by hunters. Ernest Hemingway, who used to hunt sable antelopes, gives an interesting account of their habits in his book, The Green Hills of Africa. Lions are about the only predators strong enough to bring down a healthy sable.