Coke’s Hartebeest in Tanzania

Coke’s hartebeest in Swahili: kongoni (Alcelaphus buselaphus cokii)

Shoulder height: 125 cm; weight: 120–150 kg. Hartebeests are ungainly antelopes, readily identified by the combination of high shoulders, a sloping back, red-brown or yellow-brown coat and smallish curved horns in both sexes. Numerous races are recognised, all of which are generally seen in a small family group in reasonably open country. The race found in Tanzania is Coke’s hartebeest, which is common in open parts of the Serengeti and Ngorongoro.

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