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 Post subject: Re: Mammal ID Needed?
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Goodness Louis, a very rare sighting, indeed 8)

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 Post subject: Re: Mammal ID Needed?
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@ louis dreyer did you see this impie near shingwedzi on the S50-Kanniedood road?
I saw a white impie on this road twice when i was there in December!

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 Post subject: Re: Mammal ID Needed?
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@ louis dreyer did you see this impie near shingwedzi on the S50-Kanniedood road?
I saw a white impie on this road twice when i was there in December!

Yes and i think its the same one Martie saw in the same area a few moths ago.
Would love to know if there is more of them.

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 Post subject: Re: Mammal ID Needed?
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We saw one on the S100 Satara in april


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 Post subject: Re: Mammal ID Needed?
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Often it is said that albino animals will be easily picked off out of a herd by a predator because of their abnormal colouring. But aren't most predators colour-blind?

Would albinoism (assuming there are no other defects of the poor thing) really increase the mortality rate for a herd animal?

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 Post subject: Re: Mammal ID Needed?
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According to our more learned mites my white impala is not a albino. It does have some colouring. Im try to find the post with the correct name of it.

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 Post subject: Re: Mammal ID Needed?
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The term that you are looking for here is leucistic, but the impala is NOT an albino, as albinism is the total absence of colour. To explain simply, leucistic means an unnatural prodminance of white colouring, whilst melanistic means an unnatural predominance of dark/black colouring. There seems to be considerable confusion about the terms leucistic and albino, with them far too often being used incorrectly and interchangeably..

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 Post subject: white or black? wHO HELPS?
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these are black too, I think
My friend thinks white, I think he's wrong
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 Post subject: Re: white or black? wHO HELPS?
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:hmz: wide mouth...I'm thinking white....

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 Post subject: these 2, white or black?
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Hi there
I think they are black, my friend, white
who has the verdict
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 Post subject: Re: white or black? wHO HELPS?
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These are white rhino :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: these 2, white or black?
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Strange pair there!
I'd say the one in the foreground was a white rhino, look at the lip and hump behind the ears!, and the one in background a black rhino.

Where did you take the picture schliek??

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White Rhino, as seen by the characteristic lump on the neck.

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 Post subject: Re: these 2, white or black?
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I've just seen the other post and they are def white rhino!

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 Post subject: Re: these 2, white or black?
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Def black IMO whats the fuss :huh: err can i change that to not so sure after seeing the other thread.......thanks :lol: .....:hmz: :hmz:

Nostril and upper lip shape on this thread of the bigger animal look quite black but the other photo a lot less so....


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