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Media Release: Oribi Released In Addo Elephant National Park

Date: 2006-07-10

Today, five pairs of oribi were released in the Addo Elephant National Park on the Langvlakte Contractual property.

This is a significant introduction as oribi (Ourebia ourebi) are classified as “endangered” on the IUCN Red Data List. In addition, this is the first time this highly specialised antelope species has been introduced to the Addo Elephant National Park.

Today, five pairs of oribi were released in the Addo Elephant National Park on the Langvlakte Contractual property.


This is a significant introduction as oribi (Ourebia ourebi) are classified as 'endangered' on the IUCN Red Data List. In addition, this is the first time this highly specialised antelope species has been introduced to the Addo Elephant National Park. The introduction is part of a bid to reintroduce historically-occurring species back into the Addo Elephant National Park. According to historical distribution records, oribi would have occurred on grasslands in this area of the Eastern Cape.

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