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lichtensteinshartebeest?

Unread post by cadac » Mon Aug 20, 2007 1:00 pm

hi there

Can somebody tell me how many lichtensteinshartebeest are there in the kruger!!???
last time we were there we saw 4 near pretoriuskop on the fayi loop- i have posted a photo to the public sighting gallery- but it is not published yet.

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Unread post by Wild about cats » Mon Aug 20, 2007 5:04 pm

My mom swears she saw one of these as we were driving down to Punda from Crook's Corner. We couldn't have a proper look though, the guide was in a hurry. :(
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Unread post by Wild about cats » Mon Oct 22, 2007 11:33 am

I was in Kruger for a week in April, and we saw a herd of these animals on Voortrekker in the late morning. There were about 6 heading into the bush, so we didnt see much of their faces. They were almost out of sight when a baby got up and trotted after it's mother. It was adorable! What a special sighting... :D
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Liectenstein's

Unread post by Richprins » Wed Nov 07, 2007 7:12 pm

This single male at Boyela windmill near Babalala on 27 Sept 2007.

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The interesting thing was he was with a herd of tsessebe, and chasing one of the feamales around in a very determined fashion! :shock:

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Unread post by jb72 » Thu Nov 08, 2007 12:42 pm

Saw a herd of 6 on Voortrekker Road in September. It was close to gate closing time, and nobody else around. Was great to see !!!! :dance:

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Re: Hartebeest Etymology

Unread post by johanrebel » Thu May 15, 2008 12:45 am

HTHBushmeatProject wrote:What is the etymology of the name:Alcelaphus Buselaphus? [aka: the scientific name of Hartebeest]

There are six or seven subspecies of Hartebeest, (n)one of which occurs in southern Africa.

The Red Hartebeest is considered a distinct species (Alcelaphus caama) by some, a subspecies (Alcelaphus buselaphus caama) by others.

The scientific name of Lichtenstein's Hartebeest is Alcephalus lichtensteinii

As far as the etymology is concerned, my best guess is:

Alces (elk in Latin) + Elaphos (deer in Greek) = Alcelaphus.

Bos (ox in Latin) + Elaphos = Buselaphus.

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Unread post by Bush Andy » Tue May 20, 2008 2:21 pm

Hey everyone!

The only one we've ever seen was on the short sand road to Renosterpan, off the H3 in 2004! He was curiously right inthe middle of a herd of Impala! :D

I believe there around sixty individuals at present!
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Hartebeest

Unread post by JustJuice » Tue Aug 05, 2008 6:40 am

I saw this lone one by pretoriuskop.
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Re: Antelope: Lichtenstein's Hartebeest.

Unread post by G@mespotter » Thu Apr 16, 2009 6:55 pm

I have seen a single individual of the Lichtenstein's hartebees just north of Mooiplaas waterholes, close to Mopanie. It was in company of a lone Tsessebe. Will post a picture later. Was difficult to take a pic of though, as they were finally moving away from us after he have identified it..
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Re: Antelope: Lichtenstein's Hartebeest.

Unread post by JustJuice » Thu Apr 16, 2009 9:22 pm

I saw a lone Lichtensteins hartebeest with a herd of Tsessebe, just north of Nshawu No.2 watering hole, east of Mopani

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Re: Antelope: Lichtenstein's Hartebeest.

Unread post by Dirk.V.E. Neethling » Sun Apr 19, 2009 7:02 pm

Being a guide in the park from 2000 to 2007, I know most of the antelope in the PK area.
Most of them when they did the fire breaks along side the Napi road between 2 and 5 Km from the Pk Numbi gate road.
Also the Circle road that runs around the camp it self.
The only other sighting I had of these antelope that were not in the PK area was in 2006 on the H3(Skukuza Malelane road) 2km north of the S113.
Was very surprize :big_eyes: as this was the only sighting between our private guide's from outside the park that have not been seen around the PK area.
We also Know of same of them up north in the park but haven't heard of anyone that have seen them up there.
Over all for rare antelope Pk is your best bet.
Regular sightings of Sable, Tsessebe, southern reedbuck and even Eland that can be seen on the Voortrekker road that runs from PK to Afsaal is also find from time to time.
When I left in November in 2007 there was an article up at Lower Sabie saying that the park has released Blue Duiker also in the Pk area, but haven't spoken with anyone from parks board that could confirm.
There is also an enclosure that is fenced off between 2,5km and 3km down the Voortrekker road from the PK area that have Lichtenstein's Hartebeest in.
This camp was originally build for white rhino that was reintroduce in 1961 into Kruger.
They now use it for there Lichtenstein's Hartebeest breeding program, if you desperate to see one this will be your best place as they are often seen along the fence of the enclosure.
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Re: Antelope: Lichtenstein's Hartebeest.

Unread post by Adansonia » Mon May 18, 2009 8:09 pm

Saw 5 of them on Friday 15 May 2009. Sighting was on the H2-2 (Voortrekker road) near Pretoriuskop.

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Saw a few years ago near Punda Maria as well.

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Re: Antelope: Lichtenstein's Hartebeest.

Unread post by Richprins » Fri Nov 06, 2009 8:06 pm

This pair within sight of Babalala, far Northern KNP, end September:

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Have never seen more than loners in the North! :thumbs_up:
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Lichtensteins Hartebeest in northern KNP?

Unread post by garrow » Thu Dec 10, 2009 4:09 pm

I have heard people say that they have spotted Lichtensteins Hartebeest in the Northen part of the park in the Babalala Picnic spot area.I will be staying at Punda Maria on the 30 and 31st December and would like to know if anyone has seen them in this area, and if they have, on which road?

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Re: lichtensteins hartebeest in the northern section

Unread post by Pangolin2u » Thu Dec 10, 2009 5:53 pm

You are more likely to see them to the east and north of Mopani rest camp as well as the area south of Pretoriuskop specially on the road towards Skipberg


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