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Antelope: Tssessebe

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Wed Sep 13, 2006 11:58 am Unread post
Has anyone seen them lately?
How many are there in the park?

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Saw this one on the Fayi loop south of Pretoriuskop. There were 3 in this group
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Wed Sep 13, 2006 12:10 pm Unread post
I saw one in the middle of june on the H15 (H1-6 to Giriyondo road) very near the Malopenyana waterhole.
Numbers? Lasts year's census is not out yet as far as I know.



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Fri Sep 15, 2006 11:27 am Unread post
Im yet to see them. Latest Sencus says about 200-250 are left. :wink:



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Fri Sep 15, 2006 1:38 pm Unread post
Saw 4 running across the tar road 10 kms north of Letaba on the 18 August 2006. They move very quickly and effortlessly!!
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Sat Sep 16, 2006 4:08 pm Unread post
Travel up towards Lower Sabie and go to Mlondozi Dam for breakfast and then travel up on the H-10 to Tshokwane and cruise around there for awhile S35 & S 37 I think (I'm no good with the road numbers) but that should give you a fairly good chance of picking up a Tssessebe or two. I'd love to tell you to try the much closer road The Salitje road but I have only seen Tssessebe once there but its the same Rangers Section. I just want you to see your first tssessebe and if you go up to tshokwane one day from Croc Bridge (nice Camp) i reckon you will be back by lunch.



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Sun Sep 17, 2006 10:54 am Unread post
I've seen two herds near Mopani, right next to the road. Unfortunatly as it goes, we had forgotten the camera at camp. :wall: The sighting was nonetheless exellent.



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Fri Feb 02, 2007 4:45 pm Unread post
We saw these Tssessebe right next to the H15 close to the Makhadzi Picnic Site.

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Tue Feb 06, 2007 7:07 pm Unread post
Excellent, Elsa!

How many - and were there any young?



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Tue Feb 06, 2007 8:32 pm Unread post
Thanks Richprins, there were 2 adults and one youngster as in my last pic.
It was such a thrill to see them, the first I have ever seen in Kruger, seen plenty in one of the KZN reserves. :D



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Sat Feb 24, 2007 11:13 am Unread post
Group of three by the Malopenyana waterhole on the H1-6, Oct 06.

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Sat Feb 24, 2007 1:19 pm Unread post
Marakele december 2005
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Sun Feb 25, 2007 6:41 pm Unread post
Elsa,

You said you saw plenty in one of the KZN reserves.

I didn't know they were found there - weren't they blesbuck or red hartebeest?


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Wed Mar 21, 2007 4:13 pm Unread post
Saw one near Mopani on the tropic of capricorn loop at n'wamba pan and an other on the H1-8 coming back from Pafuri in February 2007.



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Thu Mar 22, 2007 12:05 am Unread post
We saw a female and three quarter grown calf at Shiltlhava dam near Pretoriuskop last year. they stayed at the water's edge for a good half hour, remaining well clear of the gargantuan crocodile that had beached itself on the water's edge.



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Fri Apr 13, 2007 11:57 am Unread post
I saw a herd of them on Sunday on the H1-6 at a mudhole (or thats what my mom says as she can't find it on the map) There was such a jam we thought it was leopard. :lol:
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