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Roan Antelope

Roan antelope in Etosha National Park, Namibia

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  • ["One of the largest antelope, the roan antelope is second in size only to the Eland."]

This endangered species was only introduced into Etosha during the 1970’s from Khaudum in north-eastern Namibia.

They were quarantined at Khoabendes and Karos in western Etosha but only a small herd survived when they were set free into the park. Today they frequent the areas west of M’bari.

One of the largest antelope, the roan antelope is second in size only to the Eland, Africa’s largest antelope. Apart from the presence of horns in both males and females, they have a horse like physique with stiff manes and asinine ears. They are usually found in breeding herds of between six and fifteen individuals.

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