figure By RUPI MANGAT At the Nyatote gate of Ruma National Park in Lambwe Valley near Lake Victoria, metal casts of the roan antelope
(Hippotragus equines langheldi) are nailed to the gates.This subspecies of the antelope, with its face that looks like it was painted by a make-up artist, is only found in Ruma.
The reports specify 'Mogashoa breeds buffalo, sable antelope and roan antelope
, as well as common plains game such as impala and gemsbok.'
One-third of the total population of roan antelope
(Hippotragus equinus) of about 76,000 is now thought to occur in only 4 countries: Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Zambia, and Tanzania .
With my Lord Derby eland down, I focused on the Roan antelope
, also known as "Koba" by the locals.
The area is also well known for the rare Roan antelope
which have been re-stocked.
Known as a hotspot for sable and roan antelope
, and historically home to one of the densest populations of Black rhino on earth, the Chizarira National Park in northern Zimbabwe would be a dream to visit for any game-lover or naturalist.
Meet kudu, roan antelope
, and three kinds of zebra, and finish up at the giraffe house, made of reclaimed barn wood and accented with stained-glass windows, where you'll feed the five doe-eyed half-brothers apples and yams from a walkway.
The main tick-related problems affecting this semi-intensive commercial game ranching operation are corridor disease (theileriosis) in the buffalo and acute theileriosis in juvenile roan antelope
Hippotragus equinus (Desmarest, 1804) (Uys, pers.
females also sold for up to N$330,000 with an average price of N$304,444 paid for nine roan antelopes
The book is organized with a chapter on each of a series of key species: elephants, impala, zebras and wildebeest, roan antelope
, rhinoceros, African buffalo, giraffe, lions, leopards, cheetahs, African wild dogs, and hyenas.
Buffalo, roan antelope
, eland, bushbuck and elephants greeted us as we walked through the park entrance.
- Conservation status: dependant Price: pounds 5400