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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. According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List "The loss of the Hirola would be the first extinction of a mammalian genus on mainland Africa in modern human history."
View Wikipedia Record: Beatragus hunteri

Endangered Species

Status: Critically Endangered
View IUCN Record: Beatragus hunteri


Adult Weight [1]  350.537 lbs (159.00 kg)
Birth Weight [1]  18.409 lbs (8.35 kg)
Diet [2]  Herbivore
Diet - Plants [2]  100 %
Forages - Ground [2]  100 %
Gestation [1]  9 months 13 days
Litter Size [1]  1
Top 100 Endangered [3]  Yes

Protected Areas

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


Acinonyx jubatus (Cheetah)[4]
Homo sapiens (man)[4]
Lycaon pictus (African wild dog)[4]
Panthera leo (Lion)[4]



External References



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
2Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
3Baillie, J.E.M. & Butcher, E. R. (2012) Priceless or Worthless? The world’s most threatened species. Zoological Society of London, United Kingdom.
4Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
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