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 Post subject: Re: White impala, no albino
Unread postPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2011 4:42 pm 
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Seems like i saw the same guy in December of 2009:

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 Post subject: Re: White impala, no albino
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Who would have ever thought that there would be a thread on this forum with a different photos of different ages of one single IMPALA of KNP! :lol: Great stuff! :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: White impala, no albino
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Unfortunately we did not see this impala while near Shingwedzi but we did see a white giraffe just below Lower Sabie. Will get the pictures soon, busy sorting them out. He is apparently also well known and has been seen many times.

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 Post subject: Re: White impala, no albino
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Bushbuddies wrote:
Who would have ever thought that there would be a thread on this forum with a different photos of different ages of one single IMPALA of KNP! :lol: Great stuff! :clap:

Maybe there are different impala's, maybe it's just one and the same.

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Unfortunately we did not see this impala while near Shingwedzi but we did see a white giraffe just below Lower Sabie. Will get the pictures soon, busy sorting them out. He is apparently also well known and has been seen many times.

There are pictures from that giraf on the forum:

http://www.sanparks.org/forums/viewtopic.php?style=2&f=67&t=20718&start=1500
Just scroll down a bit.

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 Post subject: Re: White impala, no albino
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It is in fact leucistic. Luecism is when an animal has less melinin that other animals of its type. The opposite, melanism is when the animal has too much melinin in its skin causing: Black leopards, black wolves etc. The little guy is soooo cute!!!


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 Post subject: Re: White impala, no albino
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Lovely sightings of this impala :clap:

Interestingly seen a white adult duiker at night just north east of Skukuza (2007) and heard of another one around lake Panic somewhere. By my calculations, the distance between the 2 sightings is about 7km. Wondering if its 2 different animals?

Taking the probability of any antelope's survival in the wild and the fact that there are records of quite a few white adult antelope (imapala, kudu, duiker) in the Kruger Park I really wonder how much of a disadvantage these white animals are at...a study would be interesting because its always been assumed they are at a huge disadvantage, but I wonder if it makes as big a difference as it has always been made out to be :hmz:

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 Post subject: Re: White impala, no albino
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I've got the pictures from Gregor:

Shingwedzi:
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He had also seen one in Mapungubwe:
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 Post subject: Re: White impala, no albino
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saw this baby baboon in south luangwa national park in zambia.

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 Post subject: Re: White impala, no albino
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Good news! Our bokkie is still alive and well. I kept my eyes peeled for him when we were in the Shingwedzi area, and as we were sitting in Kanniedood Dam Hide (20 June 2011) - there he was on the other side of the riverbed. He was a bit far off - so photos are a bit cropped:

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 Post subject: White and Albino
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Hi guys, does anybody have any photos of white or albino animals

Never seen them in the wild, I believe you get white baboons, White hippo, White lion etc

Thanks

and if you can tell me were you saw them, that would be awesome because going on a Kruger road trip

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 Post subject: Re: White and Albino
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Hi vaughng! Check out the thread on this mammals forum about the white impala ram. He's in the Shingwedzi area - saw him there on the other side of the river - from the Kanniedood Dam Hide, on the 20th of June.

Hope that helps! Have a great trip! :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: White and Albino
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Hi Vaughng

I have a picture of a buffalo with a light hair coat that was taken near Afsaal by my one friend Deon who visited the park in April 2011 and then a picture of a white Nyala near Pafuri that was send to me from a colleague who works in the park. I am finding it difficult to put the pictures up so PM your email address and I will send it to you so you can maybe put it up for all to see.

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 Post subject: Re: White impala, no albino
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I also saw the one in Mapungumbwe in July, will try to post pictures later. It is also a male and seemed to get along with the others well. The ranger there said he thought it had been born last year but had not seen it himself.

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 Post subject: Re: White impala, no albino
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I must assume that this is the same impala ram jekalo refers to. I saw it near the Limpopo Tented Camp on 6 August. It is obviously doing very well in spite of its stand-out colour condition. However, this is not a year-old ram... maybe it IS a different one!?

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 Post subject: Re: White impala, no albino
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Where is Limpopo tented camp Johan???
And did you see it this year august the 6th?

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