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 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Roan
Unread postPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 12:25 pm 
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During my June trip I saw this Roan antelope on the Tropic of Capricorn loop. When I first spotted him he was in the middle of the road but he disappeared into the thick Mopane bush and this was my best effort. My first digital image of a Roan.

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 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Roan
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An interesting article on the study of the roan numbers in Kruger and the possible reasons for their decline can be found in our new Science & Research in SANParks forum.

Click here for the article.

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 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Roan
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Saw this beaut at Tihongonyeni.

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And another two in the Shingwedzi river bed.

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More photos here.

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 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Roan
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Saw a herd of 11 Roan on the H1-7 at the Mawawi waterhole on 10 July 2012. What was really nice was that this herd had 4 calves as well. Also at the same waterhole was a Tsessebe and 4 Eland.
First time in 30 years that I was lucky enough to see Roan. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Roan
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Roan wrote:
First time in 30 years that I was lucky enough to see Roan. :D

Choosing your alias here may have had something to do with it? You suddenly see them... ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Roan
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Makes sense hey DQ. . . Maybe I should change my alias to Suni now? :whistle:

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 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Roan
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wildtuinman wrote:
We found one along the Tropic of Capricorn loop last week and two more in the Shingwedzi river bed a day later. Apparently there was a herd of 10 a little further down stream in the Shingwedzi.

I will post some photos over the weekend.


Wildtuinman, where exactly in the Shingwedzi riverbed did you see them? Always a very special sighting to see a Roan.

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 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Roan
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SamoesaWoestyn, we saw them very close to the low water bridge at the back gate, they were walking downstream towards Kannidood, perhaps 500m away from camp.

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 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Roan
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Roan seen in Feb this year below the Boyela WH.

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With the deformed or broken horn.

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Fantastic sighting Elsa :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Roan.
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Bad news this morning !

30 Roan dead in KNP !

Any more info ?

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 Post subject: Re: Roan.
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There's a discussion over in the main Kruger forum here

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 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Roan
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When last did anyone see the Roan antelope at Nshawu and/or Babalala?

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 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Roan
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April 2012 at Nshawu .- two bulls

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 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Roan
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We have seen this lonely bull november 28th 2012

Location: Capricorn Loop
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