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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Antelope



Beauty Of Animal | Antelope | Antelope or sitatunga or marshbuck (Tragelaphus spekii) is living in a swamp antelope found throughout Central Africa, focusing on the Democratic Republic of Congo, Cameroon and parts of southern Sudan as well as in Ghana, Botswana, Zambia, Gabon, Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya.Sitatunga stand for about one and a half meters at the shoulder .


Sitatunga her coat and protective of the water color is dark brown in males and females in the reddish-brown. Both sexes and white stripes and spots, as well as white splotches on their faces. Hooves are long and thin in dealing with home Sitatunga in a swamp. Males Lebda, as well as centuries, which are twisted and can reach meters in almost live in the swamps of papyrus length.Sitatunga and swimmers are very good.


They may take to the water to avoid predators such as tigers and wild dogs, lying submerged in pools with only their noses above the surface. They have been known to sleep under the water. Are crepuscular, although it is also active to some extent in the night and day. Can be Sitatunga confinement; females tend to stick in herds, while males become solitary often after mating.IUCN SSC Antelope Specialist Group (2008). Tragelaphus spekeii. In: IUCN 2008. Nature Red List of Threatened Species. Uploaded on March 29, 2009. Database entry includes a brief justification for why this type is less concern.
 
Scientific classification
Kingdom:     Animalia
Phylum:     Chordata
Class:     Mammalia
Order:     Artiodactyla
Family:     Bovidae
Subfamily:     Bovinae
Genus:     Tragelaphus
Species:     T. spekeii

 

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