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Re: White impala, no albino

Unread postby Johan van Rensburg » Tue Aug 16, 2011 11:39 pm

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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Re: White impala, no albino

Unread postby Gregor » Wed Aug 17, 2011 8:00 am

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

Unread postby jekalo » Wed Aug 17, 2011 9:08 am

He looks just like the one I saw on July 17 in the same location, just between the tented camp and the protected vegitation area going toward the waterhole hide. I am having trouble uploading a picture but will keep trying. He must frequent that area as it has less of a predator problem than perhaps closer to the river or the hide itself.
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Re: White impala, no albino

Unread postby lorrainepring » Wed Aug 17, 2011 9:22 am

Yes we saw him in the same area 28/29 June :thumbs_up:
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Re: White impala, no albino

Unread postby Gregor » Wed Aug 17, 2011 9:29 am

Guys,

Which park are we talking about?

KNP?

Or Mapungubwe???
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Re: White impala, no albino

Unread postby lorrainepring » Wed Aug 17, 2011 9:37 am

We saw it in Mapungubwe :D
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Re: White impala, no albino

Unread postby Johan van Rensburg » Wed Aug 17, 2011 10:02 am

Gregor, the Limpopo Tented camp is in Mapungubwe, and yes, the pix was taken only 10 days ago at the start of a marvelous tour of the magnificent northern Limpopo (Mapungubwe and Pafuri)
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Re: White impala, no albino

Unread postby Gregor » Wed Aug 17, 2011 12:25 pm

Ok,

In that case this must be the same animal. Is he still in a bachelor's group?
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Re: White impala, no albino

Unread postby Johan van Rensburg » Wed Aug 17, 2011 1:55 pm

The white impala did not seen particularly "part of" the rest of the impalas around as he was wandering about /grazing / browsing a little way off from a dispersed herd of mixed sex and age. Initially I though he was the only ram about, but now I am not so sure about that observation anymore.
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Re: White impala, no albino

Unread postby lorrainepring » Thu Aug 18, 2011 12:54 am

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ALBINO VERVET MONKEY - anyone know of one in SA??

Unread postby RUMURUTI » Thu Sep 08, 2011 8:36 pm

I have just been back from a two week holiday in Kenya and whilst staying at my sisters tea farm in Western Kenya I saw an Albino Vervet Monkey. He was an Alpha male and massive by any vervet standards.
Seems this is the first albino vervet ever recorded/spotted in Kenya.

Does anyone know of something similar in SA/Sanparks?????
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Re: White impala, no albino

Unread postby Vlakvarkvrou » Wed Sep 21, 2011 7:23 pm

Near Mpondo Dam, KNP on 14 September 2011

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Re: White impala, no albino

Unread postby Ranred » Thu Apr 26, 2012 5:59 pm

This Impala was seen near the Kanniedood dam hide on the 10th of April this year. From the slightly grey patches on the back I think this may be the same impala that was seen by Bushbuddies at the same location!

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Re: White impala, no albino

Unread postby okie » Thu Apr 26, 2012 8:32 pm

And a really beautiful specimen he is turning out to be :thumbs_up:
Give him one more year to mature further , and he may aquire his own harem and then may even pass on his white genes :)
Seen at Kanniedood on 15th April 2012 .

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Re: White impala, no albino

Unread postby Bushbuddies » Fri Apr 27, 2012 8:17 am

Good to see he is still doing well! :thumbs_up:
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