What makes the sitatunga
special to me is his chosen environment.
The area had been exceedingly kind to us as we supplied the skinning shed with East African Bohor reedbuck, oribi, Nile bushbuck, East African sitatunga
and East African bush duiker.
The region is great for buffalo, pretty good for cats and spectacular for sable, and it has a lot of sitatunga
along the papyrus-lined rivers.
baby Nova is the latest addition to The Birmingham Nature Centre.
Black-fronted duikers were abundant ([delta] = 0.105 signs/km), as were leopards ([delta] = 0.55 signs/km), sitatungas
([delta] = 0.06 signs/ km) were common but not widespread as previously inferred (Van Krunkelsven et al.
In addition to the more than 1000 species of birds recorded on the National Heritage Database, of which 873 are found in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park alone, Uganda's parks and sanctuaries offer visitors a chance to see tree-climbing lions, giraffes, hyenas, hippos and chimpanzees, as well as the Sitatunga
, an endangered species of ungulate.
It contains forest elephants, western lowland gorillas, leopards, chimpanzees, forest and red river hogs, dwarf and slender-snouted crocodiles, innumerable kinds of monkeys, and nine species of forest antelope, including the reclusive sitatunga
and the supremely beautiful bongo.
Lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena and hunting dogs and many antelope, including the rare and shy, wateradapted sitatunga
, all have their home here as do a staggering variety of birds.
The bovines (Bovinae) include: all domesticated cattle, sheep, and goats, and their closest wild relatives such as the buffalo and bison; the enormous elands (Taurotragus); the "forest" antelopes, two Asian species; the nilgai (Boselaphus tragocamelus); the four-horned antelope (Tetracerus cuadricornis); and the African genus Tragelaphus, species linked to forests and wetlands such as the sitatunga
Part of the answer is you can hunt big-game animals, some of which have never been taken by a modern archer--like forest sitatunga
, bongo, giant forest hog, red river hog.
In the great Okavango Delta and adjacent reserves, we saw wild dogs, impala, lechwe, gnu, kudo, jackals, baboons, elephants, crocodiles, hippopotami, kons, giraffes, the elusive sitatunga
, aardvarks, wildebeest, warthogs, fish eagles, sec retary birds, multicolored rollers, honeyguides, and a gokath heron.
figure By RUPI MANGAT We're at Barnley's farm near Saiwa Swamp, which is famous for its rare herd of sitatunga
antelope, when we learn that the road from Kitale to Kapenguria and beyond is now as smooth as silk.
Forget the cats, elephant, and the toughest antelope (bongo, Derby eland, sitatunga
, and such).
Needless to say we didn't see any sitatunga
An outstanding 78 inch plus sitatunga
, taken in Karamoja in Uganda by Albrecht Furst Oettingen Spielberg and PH Ade Langley