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 Post subject: Re: Rare antelope sightings
Unread postPosted: Sun May 10, 2009 12:00 pm 
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Here are the long awated pics of Eland, Roan and Tssessebe we saw on our trip to the Kruger in April. We saw them on the tropic of Capricon loop near Mopani at the Tihongonyeni water hole.

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Roan joining the party

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 Post subject: Re: Rare antelope sightings
Unread postPosted: Sun May 10, 2009 1:52 pm 
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Thank you Jaco!!

GREAT GREAT SIGHTING !!!!! :clap: :clap:

Was this not maybe the same sighting as the one of Skopsie?? He also posted a pic of a Roan, Eland and Tssessebe at the exact same water hole.

We never took that Tropic of Capricon road before but there is no way we are going to miss it this time!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Rare antelope sightings
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8) sightings!
I agree Skopsie; it's probably just a matter of rare antelope congregating at the same waterhole at the same time more or less. If there's say a loner, it might join any herd for safety reasons otherwise.

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 Post subject: Re: Rare antelope sightings
Unread postPosted: Wed May 13, 2009 6:52 pm 
Zapman wrote:
Wonder why the rare antelope stick together...?


Great pics, Jaco!

Hey, Zapman.

That's quite a good question!

Eland don't stick together with any other animals in Kruger...they are very nomadic and seem to be less tolerant of humans than other antelope.

The waterhole in question is pretty remote, and has only been open to tourists for the last decade or more!

The rare antelope struggle immensely to compete with common grazers, specifically zebra, as these draw lion to water points. (according to the water policy pundits in Kruger, who have closed down a number of waterholes for this reason.)

The rare antelope are far less water-dependent.

(Or to put it another way...their numbers and habits don't make it worthwhile for lions to follow them... :? )


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 Post subject: Re: Rare antelope sightings
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Richprins wrote:
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The rare antelope struggle immensely to compete with common grazers, specifically zebra, as these draw lion to water points. (according to the water policy pundits in Kruger, who have closed down a number of waterholes for this reason.)

I think you nailed this on the head...had the same sightings last year July and thought of the same.......... :hmz: :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Rare antelope sightings
Unread postPosted: Fri May 22, 2009 7:29 pm 
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We got these guys on the S50 near the S143 turnoff - June 2008

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 Post subject: Re: White Impala/Reedbuck - Help please
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HH,

Interesting topic. A few months ago there was a tv program on National Geographic (I think) regarding genetic defects in wild animals this was specifically wrt white lions. The conclusion was that this is not a genetic defect in the lions but rather a ecessive gene that comes to the fore every "x" generations.

I have however seen white and black impala and a pic of a white Kudu (cannot recall where I downloaded the pic below).

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Antelope that have a white colour apparently do not last long in the wild, which is understandable as they stick out like a sore thumb..

The easiest way that I have found to upload pics is to use http://www.tinypic.com

Hope it helps.

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 Post subject: Re: White Impala/Reedbuck - Help please
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Thanks for the help guys..... Pretty sure its a mountain reedbuck

Here's one of the pics that we took - hope it works.

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 Post subject: Re: White Impala/Reedbuck - Help please
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Hi Hungry Hippo
heres a pic of an albino impala that we saw in July -- along the Shingwedzi River

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 Post subject: Re: Rare antelope sightings
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June 2009 - S145
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 Post subject: Re: Rare antelope sightings
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At Klopperfontein - June 2009

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 Post subject: Re: Rare antelope sightings
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June 2009 - Near Nshawu 3

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June 2009 - at Tihongonyeni

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 Post subject: Re: Rare antelope sightings
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June 2009 - Near Nshawu 3 - Male with female

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June 2009 - At Nshawu dam - Male with female

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June 2009 - S50 near S143 turnoff

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All the above (5) were in the vicinity of 6km of each other all on the same day.

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June 2009 - Near Babalala

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Reedbuck on Fayi loop - July 2009

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