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Coke's Hartebeest

Alcelaphus buselaphus cokii


A tall, tan or reddish antelope with bracket-shaped horns, elongated head, high shoulders and a sloping back. It is lion-toned with lighter rump and nearly no dark markings. Prefering medium-length grassland, these animals have to drink when the grass is dry; they are among the purest grazers. Coke´s Hartebeest are mostly active early and late in day, but also by night. Harem herds occupy the most suitable places, but bachelor groups are also a common sight.


Serengeti National Park

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Alcelaphus buselaphus AWF: Wildlife: Hartebeest

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July Llanes
July Llanes 9 years ago

Thank you all! I looked at the links Apple & Harsha gave me, I think is a Coke's Hartebeest.

KarenL 9 years ago

Definitely a hartebeest of some kind.

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 9 years ago

Nice Spotting,

Apple 9 years ago

Great spotting. Looks like a hartebeest, probably either a Lelwel, Lichtenstein's or a hybrid. Not sure which one. Try the following link to do some research:

Ismael Chaves
Ismael Chaves 9 years ago

Beautiful spotting July

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Mara, Tanzania

Spotted on Jul 16, 2008
Submitted on Jan 16, 2012

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