Kenya- antelope by the name of topi
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Charlie Shugart
Registered: Feb 06, 2007
Total Posts: 28515
Country: United States

Like many critters I saw in Kenya, the topi came as a surprise.
They're pretty big (200-300+ lbs), and fast (up to 50 mph), so even cheetahs have to plan attacks well and perhaps have a bit of luck tossed in.
The purplish color adds to their exotic look.



KCollett
Registered: Jul 02, 2010
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Country: Canada

Neat critters Charlie.



Tim Kuhn
Registered: Nov 29, 2006
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Country: United States

Yes indeed cool critters Charlie! Don't think I have seen them on this forum before

Tim



surfnron
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
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Country: United States

A nice pair Charlie ~ Ron



Mark Cronin
Registered: Nov 05, 2011
Total Posts: 2385
Country: United States

Nice job Charlie,
Hope to see them myself someday.

Mark



Martin Good
Registered: Mar 16, 2008
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Country: Switzerland

Very nice pics of these strange looking fellas Charlie.
Martin



kmunroe
Registered: Feb 02, 2010
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Country: Canada

nice ones Charlie



Charlie Shugart
Registered: Feb 06, 2007
Total Posts: 28515
Country: United States

Thanks KCollett, Tim, Ron, Mark, Martin and kmunroe.
As with many first-time safari-goers, I was surprised how many different kinds of gazelle and antelope species there are in the Serengeti. And how often we encountered them.
Without trying, I've learned about almost all of the non-rodent mammal species in Canada and the US. But a list of new-to-me species in Kenya would be quite extensive. That added to the fun of it all.
Charlie



morris
Registered: May 22, 2002
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I love the first one Charlie

Morris