Which is your favourite antilope?

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Which is your favourite antelope?

Eland
4
2%
Kudu
47
24%
Nyala
23
12%
Bushbuck
3
2%
Roan Antelope
6
3%
Sable Antelope
55
28%
Gemsbok (Oryx)
19
10%
Waterbuck
5
3%
Mountain Reedbuck
0
No votes
Reedbuck
0
No votes
Grey Rhebok
0
No votes
Black Wildebeest
1
1%
Blue Wildebeest
1
1%
Red Hartebeest
0
No votes
Lichtenstein's Hartebeest
0
No votes
Bontebok
0
No votes
Tsessebe
0
No votes
Impala
9
5%
Springbok
1
1%
Suni
4
2%
Klipspringer
8
4%
Steenbok
4
2%
Oribi
0
No votes
Cape Grysbok
0
No votes
Sharpe's Grysbok
2
1%
Red Duiker
1
1%
Blue Duiker
3
2%
Common Duiker
2
1%
 
Total votes: 198

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Which is your favourite antilope?

Unread post by gwendolen »

Which is your favourite one and do you have a picture or a story to share?
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He got my vote

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Was a close call between Suni and Nyala.

But, Nyala got my vote.
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Gemsbok! Not because of a story but because of me identifying one of my favourite places on earth with it! :wink:

I have some beatiful pics of it but I took them before I went digital :?

(nice little extra: they taste incredibly good :twisted: )
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I voted Kudu as they have been one of my all time favourites but I also love the Nyala and Sable, so a difficult choice.
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Voted for sable and still have to see one really up close. have had my distant sightings. Good pic johann
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Voted Nyala.

After a very busy, hectic year - moving in together, new house, new job - SO and I decided we needed along break so where better than KNP?

After a very fraught flight, a 24 hour, unplanned stay in a freezing Paris, then the onset of a stinking cold I was far from relaxed.

On our third day we drove up to Shingwedzi from Mopani and decided on brunch. We sat in the cafe area looking out onto the river. I saw a movement on the other side of the river. Nyala - my first sighting ever. I spent the next hour just watching them - browsing, chasing away the baboons as they slowly moved downstream - and listening to the call of the Woodland Kingfisher and I just felt the tension flowing away.

Even now if I'm having a bad time at work I just close my eyes and recall this scene and it soothes me. They'll always be my favourite.
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Kudu because the male kudu reminds me of the SANParks logo. :D :wink:
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Agree with Katja...

A pristine adult kudu bull has no match.
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The Impala. Which is a good thing really, considering we've had trips into Kruger where we saw nothing BUT Impala! :lol:

We caught them pronking once, running around madly and jumping. Got some photos, but they're not that good. Dratted non-zoom camera! :P
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Sable MY vote

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it was round about september last year when i got to see my first herd of sable EVER in the knp. what a beautful sighting.....there were no less than 12!! it happend on the S3 albasini road.....nothing more to say...and i know I KNOW im envied!
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Leaderboard :

1. Sable - 10 Votes.
2. Kudu - 9 Votes.
3. Nyala - 5 Votes.
4. Gemsbok - 4 Votes.
5. Impala - 4 Votes.
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I voted Suni.
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Mopani Rest Camp wrote:I voted Suni.



My vote goes

1st Kudu
2nd Kudu
3rd Kudu
4th Kudu
5th Kudu
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112th Kudu.........................

The way they can smell you coming
the way they can see you coming the way they can hear you coming they way they can jump a 2 metre fence with ease without a run up (Sable wouldnt make the first strand) I love Sable but next to a Kudu Bull it is to put it very kindly a pony with horns....however if I was a lion I would rather take on a Kudu... Sable are mean dudes but very easy to hunt... just walk up to them carefully..... kudu will see,hear and smell you long before you arrive and after about 4 hours of this you may catch a glimpse of a white tail dissappearing over a distant hill. The "Grey Ghosts of the Bush" are truly awesome and have gained my respect as the have led me on a merry dance every winter over the East Cape Mountains.
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