Kobus kob thomasi I
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|Meester and Setzer (1971) report the range of the species as greatly diminished, but kob are still common in national parks (Njiforti 1996). Kob in the Boma grassland ecosystem form the second largest population of antelope in Africa (East 1988).|
Kob are hunted by lions (/Panthera leo/), spotted hyenas (/Crocuta crocuta/), human poachers, and wild dogs (/Lycaon pictus/) (Deutsch and Weeks 1992).
Muhlenberg and Roth (1985) list a series of management recommendations to maintain kob at their present population levels: (1) grassland habitat near rivers should be left undeveloped for grazing and access to water, (2) hunting should focus on bachelor males rather than the easily-obtained territorial males, and (3) simgle females should not be harvested, as they are likely to be in estrous or caring for young.
The name Adenota has sometimes been used to denote a genus or subgenus comprising K. kob and K. vardoni (Nowak 1991). Kobus kob includes at least ten described subspecies (Meester and Setzer 1971). The most widely recognized of these are the Uganda kob (/K. kob thomasi/), the white-eared kob (/K. kob leucotis/), and the Buffon's or Western kob (/K. kob kob/).
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This photo is taken in the Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda. Original format.
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- [2008-11-30 3:17]
Nice shot. TFS.
Very nice and funny shot. Pose, exposure and colors are here excellent. Tack sharp and well composed.
- [2008-11-30 9:41]
excelente trabajo, color,
foco y estupenda definición...
Very nice light, ccolor, and details..
Great POV of the action also :)
- [2008-12-16 3:58]
Hello Ferran !
Wow, you really have an impressive gallery on TN ! Ispecially like this picture because It's funny, you've captured the kob at the best moment ! Excellent sharpness and details, nicely composed, and wonderful natural colors ! Very well done !
Hi Ferran, what a lovely posture:) of this cute Kobus. He seems very happy from this action:). Great timely capture in all around.
TFS and cheers,