RED HARTEBEEST - Alcelaphus buselaphus

Magriet Meintjes

TOLWE, South Africa

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LOCATION CAPTURED: GROENLAND GAME LODGE, Tolwe, Limpopo Province, South Africa.

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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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