Kenya Topi Antelope

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The Kenya Topi Antelope Damaliscus lunatus, is a distinctively marked animal which resembles a Hartebeest and indeed one subspecies of Damaliscus lunatus is known as Hunter's Hartebeest (other members of the species are known as the Sassaby, Korrigum, Tiang and Hirola).

It has a sloping back, weakly lyre shaped horns and purplish-blue patches on its flanks, legs and shoulders. Kenya Topi Antelope are sociable gathering in small harems of a few females with their young and a single male.

Kenya Topi Antelope is a grass-eaters which favour open plains. The Maasai Mara is a particularly good place to see Topi. They are territorial and advertise their presence by standing bolt upright ontermite mounds.

Topi Antelopes in Kenya and Africa

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