Lichtensteins hartebeest
Alcelaphus buselaphus lichtensteinii or Sigmoceros lichtensteinii
Status: Least Concern
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Bovidae
Subfamily: Alcelaphinae
Genus: Alcelaphus
Description: It has a red-brown coat, which is lighter on the underbelly. The horns found on both sexes appear from the side to be shaped like the letter 'S', and appear from the front to be shaped like the letter 'O' with its upper portions missing. The horns are slightly ridged and reach over 0.5 m

General Information

The Lichtenstein's Hartebeest is subspecies of hartebeest but sometimes classified as a unique species.
Shoulder height: 1.25 m
Length:
Tail Length:
Weight: 150 kg
Age:

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Ecology and Behaviour

They feed exclusively on grass and are mostly active during the day. They biggest gatherings can be seen in August and September probably when most of the calves are born. They are very territorial and can mark their territories by forming dung piles in their respective territories

Conservation

It is listed as "Least concern" on the IUCN Red list.

Distribution and Habitat

Found in the northern parts of the country in small numbers, this light fawn coloured antelope prefers miombo woodland habitats. It can sometimes be seen on the floodplains towards the end of the dry season seeking new pastures

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