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Beatragus hunteri (hirola)

Synonyms: Damaliscus hunteri

Wikipedia Abstract

The hirola, also known as Hunter's hartebeest or "Hunter's antelope", is a Critically Endangered antelope species found on the border between Kenya and Somalia. They were discovered in 1888 by the zoologist H.C.V. Hunter only extant member of the genus Beatragus. The global hirola population is estimated at 300–500 animals, there are no hirola in captivity and the wild population continues to decline.
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Endangered Species

Status: Critically Endangered
View IUCN Record: Beatragus hunteri

Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  350.54 lbs (159.00 kg)
Birth Weight [1]  18.41 lbs (8.35 kg)
Gestation [1]  9 months 13 days
Litter Size [1]  1
Top 100 Endangered [2]  Yes

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Kiunga Marine National Reserve VI 60208 Kenya  
Tsavo East National Park II 3232255 Kenya

Distribution

Africa; Tsavo National Park;

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by 1de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774 2Baillie, J.E.M. & Butcher, E. R. (2012) Priceless or Worthless? The world’s most threatened species. Zoological Society of London, United Kingdom.
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