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Antelope: Red Hartebeest

Unread postby ice » Mon May 08, 2006 9:31 pm

Red Hartebeest (Alcelaphus buselaphus)

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Unread postby Boulder » Sat Nov 11, 2006 10:29 pm

Cousin to the Lichtensteins Hartebeest. He was too close for a full body pic so I did a face shot instead!
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Unread postby eladn » Sat Jun 16, 2007 5:02 pm

Two red hartebeest fighting in KTP:

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Unread postby DuQues » Thu Nov 08, 2007 3:46 pm

With young:

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And in case you did not see where it was taken.... Look at the other animal...

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Unread postby wildheart » Fri Feb 08, 2008 4:03 pm

Sorry its the wrong bok. :shock:
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Unread postby Wild about cats » Fri Feb 08, 2008 6:13 pm

Ok guys I think I am totally confused!! I didn't know you could find Red Hartebeest in KNP, but the antelope in these ipcs looks like its the right one. Help?
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Unread postby lastpride » Fri Feb 08, 2008 11:20 pm

The last pics are Tsessebe I think? Still very rare in Kruger.

Here is a pic of a Red Hartebeest taken in Addo (lots of them there)

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Unread postby Wild about cats » Sat Feb 09, 2008 8:00 am

Thanks lastpride, I think you are right, it does look like tsessebe. I can see the differences in the two pics, nice shot BTW!!
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Re: Antelope: Red Hartebeest

Unread postby bishop3006 » Sun Nov 30, 2008 12:04 am

Tsessebe? With those hooked/curved horns? No it ain't! I'm not too up-to-date on animals in the rest of Africa, but those horns are not tsessebe, these are:

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Re: Antelope: Red Hartebeest

Unread postby Peter Betts » Sun Nov 30, 2008 8:36 am

Bishop3006 you also "seem" to have it wrong???...your pic directly above looks awefully like a non Sanparks animal ...the TOPI found only in East Africa and not the typical Tssessebe which has different markings and much flatter spread out horns...where was your pic taken??? San Parks??? Doesnt look like Kruger at all and very like Serengeti??? The horns in the pic above yours are Red Hartebeest not found in Kruger...looks like a KTP or Etosha pic where Hartebeest are common....Many hunters often misidentify prey species like the hunter recently in Alldays who paid the farmer R8500 to shoot a trophy Kudu Bull and ended up paying him in excess of R31000 for mistakingly shooting a Afrikander Bull :D
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Re: Antelope: Red Hartebeest

Unread postby Yolandé Oelsen » Sun Nov 30, 2008 9:57 am

ThIs is one of Kruger's Tsessebe:
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Re: Antelope: Red Hartebeest

Unread postby Peter Betts » Sun Nov 30, 2008 1:23 pm

That's a Tssessebe alright Yolande ...the coloring and the horns are spot on and the habitat is correct as well.
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Re: Antelope: Red Hartebeest

Unread postby Nyamandlovu » Sun Nov 30, 2008 1:42 pm

I know Tsesebe are one of the fastest antelopes, but does anyone know if a hartebeest can keep up? They seem to have similar builds.
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Re: Antelope: Red Hartebeest

Unread postby Peter Betts » Sun Nov 30, 2008 1:52 pm

Tssessebe are like Hartebeest and very fast...if either of them were running in the Durban July...I would back them instead of a racehorse..Hartebeest used to outrun in Stamina any Boer Hunters horse
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Re: Antelope: Red Hartebeest

Unread postby bishop3006 » Sun Nov 30, 2008 11:19 pm

Peter,

I wasn't really paying too much attention (it was already past midnight and I wanted to get to bed :redface: ) and didn't give credit for the photo as I should have - it is off some or other hunting site, unfortunately not a photo of my own. But it is South African hunting site. Did look somewhat funny to me, but as I say...

But tell me, how the HECK does one make a mistake between a KUDU and an AFRIKANER BULL? Serves him right to have to pay that extra money! But if he got the meat he's got on helluva lot of biltong! :mrgreen:
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