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Antelope: Nyala

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Re: Antelope: Nyala

Unread post by adw » Fri Jul 15, 2011 5:15 pm

Interesting sighting RP.
Over the past year I have seen Nyala on the S125, S126 and about 4 years ago I even saw 2 females at the intersection of the H6 and S41. About 2 years ago I saw a male and female on the S86, the 4km loop just off the H1-3. They are certainly expanding their territory in Kruger.
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Re: Antelope: Nyala

Unread post by 100ponder » Sat Jul 16, 2011 11:57 am

Hi your highness !

The fawn colored Nyala you posted above might most probably be a bull that will object to being called feminine !

I have often seen youngish bulls still in fawn or dark hues of brown but it should be remembered that ALL Nyala bulls are fawn in their teenager days and gradually turn charcoal as they age. Clearly some Nyala bulls remain fawn for longer than others, an example was a fully grown bull that carried a particularly good trophy size set of horns I encountered on an Oribi Gorge game farm.

The fawn colored Nyala you posted above is also of a similar size than the charcoal colored bull following it and that also points to it being a bull, female Nyala are always considerably smaller than bulls.

When observing fawn colored Nyala with horns we should always try to sex them by their genitals – that will be the only convincing ID.

By the way, in early May this year we came across a particularly good looking Nyala bull about 200m outside the Letaba camp's gate.

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Re: Antelope: Nyala

Unread post by Maargat G » Thu Oct 25, 2012 3:38 pm

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Saw a group of 5 them close to Lake Panic. This little lam, which were still very small, were part of the group. Very cute and full of energy.
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Re: Antelope: Nyala

Unread post by johanrebel » Fri Oct 26, 2012 9:36 pm

Nyala can turn up in the weirdest places. I once came across a group of bulls in the middle of the Manyeleti, which is not exaclty known for its riverine habitat. They were in run-of-the-mill broad-leaved bushveld dominated by various Combretum species.

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Re: Antelope: Nyala

Unread post by Leeukos » Mon Dec 17, 2012 10:57 am

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