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The Critically Endangered Hirola


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#21 twaffle

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 11:03 PM

Beautiful photos, thanks Rainbirder.

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 04:08 AM

They are a beautiful antelope. They always look like a cross between impala and hartebeest.
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Posted 23 July 2013 - 05:30 PM

Any updates about the Hirola? Shame there has not been more information forthcoming. Has the predator proof fencing worked? Has there been an increase in numbers since the area was fenced?


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Posted 23 July 2013 - 05:38 PM

I will be there in six weeks (with @twaffle) and will report back.

As far as I know, things are proceeding fairly well.

Possibly @Safaridude has more recent updates.

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 05:41 PM

Ah @Paolo and @twaffle, you can be Safaritalk's reporters in the field. Look forward to seeing many photos, updates etc.


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Posted 23 July 2013 - 10:50 PM

The hirolas are doing great.  There has been a net gain of several individuals in the sanctuary, and the predators have been kept out.

 

There are periodic reports filed to KWS, but I don't believe they are public.  Paolo and Twaffle should/will get a great first hand look.


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Posted 24 July 2013 - 12:42 AM

Can't wait.

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 01:14 PM

A new baby Hirola was born today, bringing the tally of Hirola calves born in the Sanctuary to 12.
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