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Old 10-18-09, 06:15 PM
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world antelope population?

A very silly professor in the area bet his students that there are more antelope in the world than humans.

Is this true? How many antelope are there?
Alternatively, any suggestions on how to search for such information? My googling skills have turned up nothing.

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Old 10-18-09, 06:17 PM
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There is more than one species of Antelope. The Saiga Antelope is endangered. There is no way in Hell there is 6,000,000,000 (is that enough 000 to make a billion?) Antelope on the planet.
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There are 91 species of antelope in the world. A couple of endangered. Most have pretty robust numbers.

Care to add your name to the bet?

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Maby it's a trick. Is there a species of ant called "elope"?
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Old 10-18-09, 06:53 PM
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There are 91 species of antelope in the world. A couple of endangered. Most have pretty robust numbers.

Care to add your name to the bet?

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No thanks, unless said professor is going to up with a specific species name, I mean the Latin one.
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Old 10-18-09, 07:03 PM
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No trick. No ants. And not even the North American pronghorn antelope, which is not a true antelope.

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Old 10-18-09, 07:12 PM
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OBVIOUSLY **** sapiens sapiens vastly outnumbers all species of Antelope, true Antelope or not, however, I aint taking this bet.
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Old 10-18-09, 07:14 PM
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So be it then. Know of any simple way to prove it on-line? This has proven to be harder than I imagined.

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Old 10-18-09, 07:19 PM
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We are talking about the ungulates, correct?
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Old 10-18-09, 07:22 PM
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So be it then. Know of any simple way to prove it on-line? This has proven to be harder than I imagined.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antelope
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Old 10-18-09, 07:29 PM
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Unless you are reading something there on Wiki that I cannot see, it does not mention populations.
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Check the diffferent species...
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Originally Posted by jgedwa View Post
Unless you are reading something there on Wiki that I cannot see, it does not mention populations.
It doesn't.
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Old 10-18-09, 07:34 PM
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WHICH is why I said CHECK THE DIFFERENT SPECIES. Is it a biology professor by any chance?
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WHICH is why I said CHECK THE DIFFERENT SPECIES. Is it a biology professor by any chance?
Which don't give population numbers either.
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Originally Posted by jgedwa View Post
A very silly professor in the area bet his students that there are more antelope in the world than humans.

Is this true? How many antelope are there?
Alternatively, any suggestions on how to search for such information? My googling skills have turned up nothing.

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So, you're going to have to trust your student's results then.
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If you read the articles you would see some do, the ones that don't at least mention the conservation status, the ones that are threatened or endangered obviously have low numbers. In any case, someone needs to challenge this professor to give a specific SPECIES of Antelope, cause there are a bunch!
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Originally Posted by Luddite View Post
If you read the articles you would see some do, the ones that don't at least mention the conservation status, the ones that are threatened or endangered obviously have low numbers. In any case, someone needs to challenge this professor to give a specific SPECIES of Antelope, cause there are a bunch!
So you linked to a wiki page with no numbers, then yell that you have to click the links to get the numbers, and then finally admit that only some of the actual descriptions of the species give the numbers?

You just can't admit when you messed up, can you?
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Considering that Antelope only live in Africa and Eurasia, there's no way there are more antelope than humans.
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Oh Jim, What are you offering. I'm willing to take the bet. I don't think that there are more Antelope than people on this benighted planet.
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There is little proof that I am the professor involved in this.

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https://cmsdata.iucn.org/downloads/antelope_report.pdf

This lists the endangered and non-endangered species. If you can find stats on the non-endangered species one at a time you may be able to show that none are thought to number in the billions.
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I didn't understand this as one particular species but of all species of antelope. Am I wrong?
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Old 10-18-09, 08:11 PM
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All species of antelope is what the bet is about.
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Well, even if you include the non-Antelope species, no way in hell is there six billion of them, that's how many of *us* there are.
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