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Re: Antelope: Lichtenstein's Hartebeest.

Unread postby lion queen » Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:55 am

Stunning sighting!!!!

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Re: Antelope: Lichtenstein's Hartebeest.

Unread postby johanrebel » Tue Apr 02, 2013 11:08 pm

Johann wrote: finally saw one,it was just hanging on to the back of the small herd of Tsessebe. Seen at Thihongonyeni waterhole in January 2012
I saw a single one hanging onto the front (so to speak) of a small herd of tssessebe at Tihongonyeni last month. There was a herd of eland there too, not to mention zebra and blue wildebeest all over the place, and buffalo. I should also mention at least 70 Egyptian Geese in the pan (the number was probably at least double that), along with one White Pelican. Also Knob-billed Ducks galore, 47 Ostriches, three Pratincoles, and zillions of less uncommon birds, ranging from all sorts of eagles and vultures to Chestnut-backed Finchlarks. To top it all off the whole plain was covered with Bladder Hibiscus (Hibiscus trionum, Terblansbossie) and a yellow flower I failed to identify.

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Re: Antelope: Lichtenstein's Hartebeest.

Unread postby SamoesaWoestyn » Sat Jul 06, 2013 6:41 pm

This lone Lichtenstein was waiting for us on the Voortrekker Road in March 2013. He was grazing with a herd of Impala’s.

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Re: Antelope: Lichtenstein's Hartebeest.

Unread postby SamoesaWoestyn » Sat Jul 06, 2013 7:09 pm

The “resident” Lichtenstein during December 2011…

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Re: Antelope: Lichtenstein's Hartebeest.

Unread postby SamoesaWoestyn » Sun Jul 07, 2013 9:26 am

In November 2011 we also saw him at Tihongonyeni… twice…

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Re: Antelope: Lichtenstein's Hartebeest.

Unread postby Wildkyker » Sat Oct 26, 2013 7:28 pm

Has no one seen a Lichtensteins's Hartebeest since July?
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Re: Antelope: Lichtenstein's Hartebeest.

Unread postby yoda » Fri Jan 09, 2015 12:37 pm

Recently bought myself a copy of
Kruger National Park - Questions and Answers by Fourie & Van Der Linde

In the entry on LH, the author says the animals in the holding camp have been translocated to Mozambique.
And the animals outside of the camp will be left to live out their natural lives which was expected to be around 2010.

Can anyone confirm this?

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Re: Antelope: Lichtenstein's Hartebeest.

Unread postby Wildkyker » Wed Mar 11, 2015 12:09 pm

When at Pretoriuskop on 28 Dec 2014, I noticed in the rare antelope sightings book that someone had a sighting of some LH a week before on the Voortrekker road near Ship mountain.

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Re: Antelope: Lichtenstein's Hartebeest.

Unread postby K-4S » Mon Apr 06, 2015 8:36 am

Does anyone know how many are estimated to be in the Kruger?
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Re: Antelope: Lichtenstein's Hartebeest.

Unread postby Highbury » Fri Apr 10, 2015 12:49 pm

I have seen numbers quoted (not very recently ) of 30-40 . I have seen one near Punda , the solitray one at Tihongonyeni (although he hasn't been seen recently based on my reading of this forum) , and a small group near Pretoriuskop .

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Re: Antelope: Lichtenstein's Hartebeest.

Unread postby onewithnature » Mon Apr 27, 2015 5:38 pm

Those are interesting numbers, Highbury, especially considering the years-long breeding programme they had near Pretoriuskop. I have only seen the species twice - a solitary individual in each case - and both times, many years apart, in the Eastern section near Mopani.
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