Guardian Nature School Team Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global community of nature enthusiasts
photographing and learning about wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Project Noah Nature School visit nature school

Coke's Hartebeest

Alcelaphus buselaphus cokii

Description:

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.

Habitat:

Serengeti National Park

1 Species ID Suggestions

Hartebeest
Alcelaphus buselaphus AWF: Wildlife: Hartebeest


Sign in to suggest organism ID

5 Comments

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
KarenL 9 years ago

Definitely a hartebeest of some kind.

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 9 years ago

Nice Spotting,

Apple
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:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hartebeest

Ismael Chaves
Ismael Chaves 9 years ago

Beautiful spotting July

July Llanes
Spotted by
July Llanes

Mara, Tanzania

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

Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors

Join the Project Noah Team Join Project Noah Team