Topi (Antelope)

Damaliscus lunatus jimela

Topi (Antelope), Damaliscus lunatus, photo © by Michael Plagens

Observed at Maasai Mara, Narok County, Kenya. 22 October 2016.

From Wikipedia:
Topi resemble hartebeest but have a darker coloration and lack sharply angled horns. They have elongated heads, a distinct hump at the base of the neck, and reddish brown bodies with dark purple patchings on their upper legs. They also have a mask-like dark coloration on the face. Their horns are ringed and lyrate shaped. Their coats are made of short, shiny hairs.

Bovidae -- Bovine Family

More Information:

Kenya Natural History

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