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 (här′tə-bēst′, härt′bēst′)
n. pl. har·te·beests or hartebeest
Any of various large African antelopes of the genus Alcelaphus, having a tan to reddish-brown coat, a long narrow head, and ringed, outward-curving horns.

[Obsolete Afrikaans, from Middle Dutch, variant of hertebeest : hert, deer; see ker- in Indo-European roots + beest, beast (from Old French beste; see beast).]


(ˈhɑːtɪˌbiːst) or


1. (Animals) either of two large African antelopes, Alcelaphus buselaphus or A. lichtensteini, having an elongated muzzle, lyre-shaped horns, and a fawn-coloured coat
2. (Animals) any similar and related animal, such as Damaliscus hunteri (Hunter's hartebeest)
[C18: via Afrikaans from Dutch; see hart, beast]


(ˈhɑr təˌbist, ˈhɑrtˌbist)

n., pl. -beests, (esp. collectively) -beest.
any large African antelope of the genus Alcelaphus, having ringed horns that curve backward.
[1780–90; < Afrikaans]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hartebeest - a large African antelope with lyre-shaped horns that curve backward
antelope - graceful Old World ruminant with long legs and horns directed upward and backward; includes gazelles; springboks; impalas; addax; gerenuks; blackbucks; dik-diks
Alcelaphus, genus Alcelaphus - African antelopes: hartebeests


[ˈhɑːtɪˌbiːst] nalcelafo
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Beyond, grazing herds of zebra, hartebeest, and topi dotted the level landscape, while closer to the river a bull buffalo, his head and shoulders protruding from the reeds watched the advancing blacks for a moment, only to turn at last and disappear into the safety of his dank and gloomy retreat.
Here visitors can see various wildlife such as jackal, leopard, serval, hartebeest, bush baby, spotted hyena, buffalo, warthog, oribi, red fronted gazelle, red flanked duiker, bushbuck, patas monkey, green monkey etc.
Most of these hunts will be structured around one or two primary "must-have" animals, usually greater kudu and perhaps gemsbok or nyala, and a selection of other animals will probably happen along: blesbok, impala, hartebeest, springbok, warthog, wildebeest, zebra, and more.
My dad was able to shoot a great buffalo, and I stalked and shot a few more species, including a hartebeest, Cob du Buffon, and a reedbuck.
Sub-Saharan cheetahs, predate opportunistically on a wide spectrum of available prey up to the size of greater kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros) and hartebeest (Alcelaphus buselaphus) (Caro 1994, Marker et al.
In savannah areas, the species most appreciated by trophy hunters are the bush elephant (Loxodonta africana), the African buffalo (Syncerus caffer) and the large antelopes such as the giant eland (Taurotragus derbianus), roan antelope (Hippotragus equinus) and hartebeest (Alcelaphus buselaphus).
e, Jacksons hartebeest, and Nile crocodile 28 of these species are not found in any of the other Ugandan parks.
30 is well-suited for: kudu, gemsbok, zebra, hartebeest and an exceptionally long shot on a big warthog.
Nosler's 180 was only recovered from the oryx and hartebeest with perfect mushroom performance.
Furthermore, you also have the added bonus that a lot of land adjacent to the dam is either game farm or nature reserve (Rolfontein), and game sightings are fairly common--kudu, reedbuck, hartebeest, gemsbok for example--we also had a great sighting of African clawless otter.
The five day/six nights deal, which starts at PS1,700, earmarks five animals: "1 x kudu or waterbuck or wildebeest or hartebeest, 4 x impala or springbuck or