Antelopes

Sable (Hippotragus niger)

sables drinking bull and calf

We saw many magnificent sable antelopes in Chobe. Even young calves have horns.

Roan (Hippotragus equinus)

one lone bull

Impala (Aepyceros melampus melampus)

sparring males herd

Impalas are the most common antelope. Their coats are tri-colored.

Puku (Kobus vardoni)

family herd

Pukus look like furry impalas. The animal on the left is an impala. The others are pukus.

Greater kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros)

male two females

The male greater kudu has magnificent horms.

Red lechwe (Kobus leche lechwe)

sparring males male three wet lechwes small herd

Red lechwes are common in the Okavango delta, but shy.

Tsessebe (Damaliscus lunatus)

one tsessebe

The tsessebe looks a lot like a topi, except for the horns.

Blue wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus)

two gnus two gnus and a zebra

Blue wildebeests are large but shy.

Steenbok (Raphicerus campestris)

one shy steenbok

Waterbuck (Kobus ellipsiprymnus)

female

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