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Kongoni

By Karuma1970
There are eight subspecies of hartebeest, known locally as kongoni, in Africa. A large and very handsome antelope, the hartebeest stands just over 1 m at the shoulder and has a typical head-and-body length of 200 to 250 cm. Jackson's hartebeest, found in Murchison, is regarded as a hybrid between the Lelwel and Cokeís hartebeest. In Murchison they need to be on the lookout for lion and, for younger ones, hyena.

Tags: Africa Uganda Antelope Murchison falls Wildlife and nature Hartebeest

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af1 Plus
9 1 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2021 10:27AM
Never seen these before how unusual the one on the left looks a bit angry ! SmileSmileSmile
cooky Plus
18 6 8 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2021 10:38AM
Thank you for sharing the information and the image - lovely and a very candid stare the one on the left has! Alan's right!

Kath
25 Feb 2021 10:44AM
Excellent Mike, very interesting,
Fred.
brian17302 Plus
10 2 13 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2021 11:05AM
Great wildlife image, good information too
25 Feb 2021 12:57PM
Great image Mike. They have intriguing shaped heads. Iíve never seen these before.

Karen
Daisymaye Plus
14 23 24 Canada
25 Feb 2021 2:15PM
Excellent capture of these unusual animals.
Fefe Plus
10 74 44 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2021 3:38PM
Quite angry looking GrinGrin
Mike_Young Plus
16 31 13 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2021 4:30PM
Lovely image of these remarkable animals
25 Feb 2021 5:57PM
OOOh something new not seen these before great to see them in their natural surroundings. Debs.
IamDora 1 6 Canada
25 Feb 2021 6:01PM
Africa - especially Kenya - was so on my bucket list but every time I thought I might get there there was another political upheaval. Maybe in the next life.

Strange looking beasties but I think I now see what some of the masks are emulating. Hard to say where the head ends and the horns begin.

26 Feb 2021 12:39AM
They look very cautious.


Peter

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