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Re: Roan Antelope

Unread post by Stoffel » Sun Apr 29, 2012 2:49 pm

Delene D wrote:We saw plenty roan antelope on the S145 around Fairfield waterhole a few years back.

I am amazed. I never thought they wander as far south as that. Lucky you!!

If I have to put a value to every animal, my personal value of scarce species, like roan and sable, will be much higher than any of the predators or other so-called "Big 5" animals. Since keeping detailed record of all sightings in Kruger (since 1987) I have not seen a single roan - previous three sightings were before '87.

And a total of 23 roan was seen (all during the same visit in 1993) on three different sightings - between Nkuhlu and the N'watimhiri Causeway, on the H1-2 (just north of the H12 junction) and on the S90 near Mavumbye.

I'd love to find any (if not both) of the mentioned species during my coming trip.

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Re: Antelope: Roan

Unread post by Elsa » Sat May 05, 2012 9:47 am

In Feb this year on the H1-7 below Boyela, we saw a group of 3 Roan keeping company with a biggish herd of Zebra, but they were extremely skittish for some or other reason and as soon as we stopped they bolted across the road and off into the bush at a gallop only stopping some distance away.
Then 3 days later when we came back down again, there were the same 3 almost exactly in the same place and still with their striped friends, but this time on the other side of the road and still just as skittish.
We know they were the same 3 as one of them had a deformed horn.
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Re: Antelope: Roan

Unread post by adw » Sun Jul 08, 2012 12:25 pm

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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Re: Antelope: Roan

Unread post by saraf » Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:37 am

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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Re: Antelope: Roan

Unread post by wildtuinman » Sat Jul 21, 2012 8:23 pm

Saw this beaut at Tihongonyeni.

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And another two in the Shingwedzi river bed.

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Re: Antelope: Roan

Unread post by wildtuinman » Wed Jul 25, 2012 8:38 am

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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Re: Antelope: Roan

Unread post by Elsa » Mon Aug 13, 2012 3:53 pm

Roan seen in Feb this year below the Boyela WH.

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With the deformed or broken horn.

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Roan.

Unread post by 100ponder » Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:03 am

Bad news this morning !

30 Roan dead in KNP !

Any more info ?

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Re: Roan.

Unread post by saraf » Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:47 am

There's a discussion over in the main Kruger forum here
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Re: Antelope: Roan

Unread post by gmlsmit » Fri May 24, 2013 11:00 am

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

Unread post by Gilbertr14 » Mon Jun 03, 2013 5:24 pm

Our Chappie
24 Dec 2011 on Dipeni Road near Nshawu Dam

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Re: Antelope: Roan

Unread post by gmlsmit » Mon Jun 03, 2013 6:07 pm

Who you or the Roan?

We often saw them in the Nshawu area, a little herd of six, one cow was heavily pregnant during May 2011.

Nice photo.
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Re: Antelope: Roan

Unread post by Gilbertr14 » Mon Jun 03, 2013 6:16 pm

The Roan, he was heading east.

Has quite a distinctive horn.

I am sure he is traceable if spotted again.

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Re: Antelope: Roan

Unread post by SamoesaWoestyn » Sun Jul 07, 2013 9:37 am

In November 2011 we saw Roan five times… all on the Tropic of Capricorn road!

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Re: Antelope: Roan

Unread post by Pascal Brunner » Mon Jul 22, 2013 7:29 pm

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Roan in Boyela waterhole

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