- Beira (antelope)
Beira Conservation status Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia Order: Artiodactyla Family: Bovidae Genus: Dorcatragus
Species: D. megalotis Binomial name Dorcatragus megalotis
The Beira stands 1.5 to 2 feet (0.46 to 0.61 m) high at the shoulder and weighs between 20 to 25 pounds (9.1 to 11 kg). It has a coarse, red-grey coat with a yellow-red face. It has long, 6 inches (15 cm) ears and the males of the species have short, straight horns. There is presently a captive-breeding program at the Al Wabra Wildlife Preservation in Qatar. The current captive population is about 35 beira.
The term 'beira' is derived from behra, its Somali name.
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