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Antelope: Tssessebe

Unread post by LaeveldLeeu » Wed Sep 13, 2006 11:58 am

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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Unread post by DuQues » Wed Sep 13, 2006 12:10 pm

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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Unread post by MarkWildDog » Fri Sep 15, 2006 11:27 am

Im yet to see them. Latest Sencus says about 200-250 are left. :wink:

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Unread post by Eric-Carol » Fri Sep 15, 2006 1:38 pm

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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Unread post by Wild about cats » Sun Sep 17, 2006 10:54 am

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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Unread post by Elsa » Fri Feb 02, 2007 4:45 pm

We saw these Tssessebe right next to the H15 close to the Makhadzi Picnic Site.

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Unread post by Richprins » Tue Feb 06, 2007 7:07 pm

Excellent, Elsa!

How many - and were there any young?

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Unread post by Elsa » Tue Feb 06, 2007 8:32 pm

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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Unread post by saraf » Sat Feb 24, 2007 11:13 am

Group of three by the Malopenyana waterhole on the H1-6, Oct 06.

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Unread post by anne catherine » Wed Mar 21, 2007 4:13 pm

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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Unread post by jeffinlondon » Thu Mar 22, 2007 12:05 am

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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Unread post by ice » Fri Apr 13, 2007 10:42 pm

from what I read the census for 2006 stated there are 160 left in the kruger park...which makes them rarer then wild dogs :D

we, too saw that herd near mopani a few days ago...also had a single sighting in 2005...

one tour guide claimed they were the fastest anteloppes there are...is that true?

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Unread post by Wild about cats » Sat Apr 14, 2007 9:43 am

Yes it is true.
..It is reputed to be the fastest African antelope, reaching speeds of up to 100km/h, and can run 7 miles and be as fresh as it was from the start....


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Tsessebe

Unread post by Richprins » Sun Apr 15, 2007 7:02 pm

A friend of mine saw a single one at Pretoriuskop yesterday. Seems they are persisting there!

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Unread post by naomirsa » Sun Apr 29, 2007 8:28 pm

Saw them around Pretoriuskop (main road to camp and surroundings) S3, S4. Date: 25, 26, and 27th April 2007.
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