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RED HARTEBEEST - Alcelaphus buselaphus by Magaret Meintjes
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LOCATION CAPTURED: GROENLAND GAME LODGE, Tolwe, Limpopo Province, South Africa.

Selected editors choice Animal Photo of the Week in the group THE WORLD AS WE SEE IT OR AS WE MISSED IT

Shoulder height: 1,20-1,37m Mass: 150-159kg
Gestation: 240 days; single young, born in summer.
Although fleet of foot, this species is preyed upon by lion, leopard and wild dogs.
Both sexes have horns. It is a social animal found in large herds.
A popular gamefarming species, it is found over a wide area of South Africa; herds of up to 30 and more have also been found in the Kalahari.
Diet: Grazers, preferring medium-high grass which they feed on fairly selectively.
Competition for good grazing areas is strong. Will drink regularly although capable of going for long periods without water.
It is believed that these antelope derive moisture from shrubs, succulents and melons.

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Comments

  • Maximus
    Maximusalmost 6 years ago

    stunning animal ;}

  • Thank you my friend !

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesalmost 6 years ago

  • emmy2
    emmy2almost 6 years ago

    Wonderful capture Mags. Great focus and color. Great job.

  • thank you so much dear Vics xxxx

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Sensiworld
    Sensiworldalmost 6 years ago

    Great shot !

  • thank you so much Sylvia xxx

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Dawn B Davies-McIninch
    Dawn B Davies-...almost 6 years ago

    a fabulous capture mags, you have caught the grace of it, well done,dawnx

  • Thank you so much my dear friend ! xxx

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • mikequigley
    mikequigleyalmost 6 years ago

    lovely capture – won’t like to try and pronounce his name after a few glassesssssssssssss of wine LOL! mq

  • Sorry Mike, no other easier name fro him! What wine, red or white, dry or sweeet? xxxx

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Lindsay Knowles
    Lindsay Knowlesalmost 6 years ago

    Great capture Mags. You have captured it so well.

  • thank you so much Lindsay, that is such a great comment !!

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • jacqi
    jacqialmost 6 years ago

    Didn’t he pose well for you? A lovely shot.

  • Yes, he gave me a few seconds!!! thank you dear friend! xxxx

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • krafty
    kraftyalmost 6 years ago

    Gorgeous ..I love the stance and the beautiful animal..excellent capture Mags…well done.xxxxx

  • thank you so much dear Cynth ! xxx

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Jan Landers
    Jan Landersalmost 6 years ago

    what a beautiful shot…and animal….

  • thank you so much dear friend xxx

    – Magaret Meintjes

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