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2010-07-30 05:34:50

The wild population of a species of antelope that only numbers 103 individuals in east Africa is on the verge of extinction, Kenyan wildlife officials warned Thursday. The mountain bongo (Tragelaphus eurycerus isaaci) was impacted by habitat loss, genetic factors, predation and disease, said the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) in a statement. This is the largest mountain antelope species, weighing up to 660 pounds. It has white stripes against a chestnut brown hide, and both sexes have twisted...


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Kéwel, Tragelaphus scriptus
2012-10-12 12:36:15

The kéwel (Tragelaphus scriptus), previously known as the bushbuck, is a species of antelope that can be found in central and western areas of Africa. Its range extends from southern Mauritania and Senegal, through the Sahel to Ethiopia and Eritrea in the east, to Angola and the southern areas of the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the south. It prefers a habitat within wooded and forested savannahs in most areas, but chooses rainforests and semi-arid areas in other parts of its range....

Western Bongo
2007-08-13 03:00:08

The Western Bongo (Tragelaphus eurycerus eurycerus), also known as the Lowland Bongo, is a herbivorous antelope among the largest of the African forest antelope species. Bongos are found in dense tropical jungles with dense undergrowth up to an altitude of 12,800 feet in Central Africa. There are isolated populations in Kenya and other West African countries. Their numbers are declining due to habitat loss for agriculture and uncontrolled timber cutting. They are also poached for their meat....

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2007-07-16 16:41:01

The Common Eland (Taurotragus oryx), also known as the Southern Eland, is a savannah and plains antelope found in East and Southern Africa. Common Eland live on the savannah and eat grass, branches and leaves. They are diurnal but tend towards inactivity during the heat of the day. Herds are usually between thirty and eighty individuals but are known to reach upwards of four hundred. The Common Eland has an unusual social life. They come and go, taking advantage of herd life when they need to...

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2007-07-16 16:34:34

The Bushbuck (Tragelaphus scriptus), is an antelope that is found throughout Sub-Saharan Africa. Bushbucks are found in all types of bush, from open forest to dense woodland. All bushbucks live within a "home" area and will not normally leave this area, which is usually around 30 sq. miles on the savannah and much larger in the forest. These areas usually overlap other bushbuck home areas. Bushbucks stand about 35.5 inches at the shoulder and weigh from 65 to 175 pounds (depending on...

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malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
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