Antelope were Earth ruminants which K9 once encountered on a planet in another dimension partially inhabited by ex-Tellac miners. They lived in herds alongside other Earth animals from widely varying periods of evolutionary history. (PROSE: K9 and the Missing Planet)
Antelopes were hunted for food in Mesopotamia. Gilgamesh hunted what appeared to be a white antelope, but it turned out to be an illusion created by Qataka to lure him to her. (PROSE: Timewyrm: Genesys)
In an alternate timeline, antelopes were the primary food for the Baryonyx, a species that the Silurians brought back from extinction, which were kept by Morka in his private park. Baryonyx would kill and feed on the antelope, then lions would feed on the scraps, with both species not attacking each other. (PROSE: Blood Heat)
Behind the scenes Edit
In the real world, antelope is a broad term to refer to those bovids which are not cattle, sheep, buffalo, bison, or goats. There are 91 types of antelope, but the DWU has largely refrained from specifying any of them. However, illustrations with K9 and the Missing Planet and Jungle of Doom do rule out scores of species in the family Bovidae from that particular reference.