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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Unread post by Richprins »

I voted Roan,

Since childhood they have always been the "holy grail" antelope in Kruger for me.

Their history in the Park is fascinating - being innoculated by air against anthrax, their numbers being augmented from Malawi, always fighting to survive at the limit of their distribution!

And those ears!
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I voted common duiker, because I have always found them particularly endearing. I also rarely see them, despite their being "common" :?
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arks wrote:I voted common duiker, because I have always found them particularly endearing. I also rarely see them, despite their being "common" :?

My average day in Kruger yields up to 4 sightings of Common Duiker. :?
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MarkWildDog wrote:My average day in Kruger yields up to 4 sightings of Common Duiker. :?

A pic or two then please Mark :pray:
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Sorry Freda. I can never get a shot of them once they are way to quick to run away once we've stopped the car. Next time I'll glue them to the ground... :lol:
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Unread post by jeffinlondon »

This is my first time in the forums.
Though I live in London I visit KNP every year for a week in May or August - last year I managed both.
I voted Sable though I have only managed to see them on my first visit six years ago. A beautiful bull cantered across the H1-1 as we travelled eastbound, just before the turn off to Transport Dam. He was in the company of zebras.
We also saw two on the same visit, well concealed in the bush on the Voortrekker Road 10k from Pretoriuskop.
This year, as well as Kruger in May, we are going to Zambia in August so I hope to increase my sable sightings!
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Welcome to the forums, jeff!

Good choice!

Please report back!
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Steenboks are LEGENDS !
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Gemsbok because i love to tent in KTP. Especially on the Botswanian side without a fence around you.
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Unread post by Bush Baptist »

This was a tough one.

I cannot vote for roan - never seen one.
Oryx - lovely, but no - seen a lot
Nyala - secretive, but no - seen quite a few
Kudu - very tasty - PB puts up a great argument, but no
Red Hartebeest - saw one being born, but no - they have no charisma
Sable - YES! Saw a herd of 10 at Rooibosrand dam in 2005, with young ones. The excitement was almost as much as for a serval, leopard or cheetah! At 20 to one zeedoc, you can have 200 lions.
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Hmm...I see I've voted before but seeing Sable have changed my opinion 8)
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I voted Nyala because they were the first animals we saw coming in the Kruger Gate on my first trip in 2006.

They are so beautiful and majestic and they remind me of Kruger a lot. :D
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Gemsbok. They are beautiful and I hardly ever sea them. :cry:
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Unread post by Bahamut »

... Sable, because the last time I saw one in the KNP was more than 30 years ago. Since then I am always looking out for them so they must be my favorite :lol: Always seem to miss them by just a couple of minutes.
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Waterbuck - yep I know fairly common - but they make a beautiful picture and that ring on their bums is a bit cheeky if you ask me.
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