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One of the icons of the Okavango delta 

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Khwai River, Moremi, Botswana

 

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Kwando, Botswana

 

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Busanga Plain, Kafue, Zambia

 

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Busanga Plain, Kafue, Zambia - a typical hazy early evening in September

 

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This is a Kafue lechwe, which ironically does not occur in Kafue National Park. They occur naturally only in the Kafue Flats which is due east of Kafue National Park. This photo is taken from a game ranch called Chaminuka in Lusaka. Note the dark legs and large horns.

 

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Kafue lechwe at Nchila Wildlife Reserve (again, not naturally occurring there)

 

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Kafue lechwe at Nchila Wildlife Reserve

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Red lechwe, the man sez.

Red lechwe... red lechwe... (going through my pics)... here you go!

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I've never seen a red lechwe :D so I am enjoying all these photos. They do like to leap alot.

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You'll see some on day, I'm sure, Twaffle.

 

To those who have seen lechwe: I was hoping for another type of remark on my pics... (evil grin)

 

Nobody noticed anything "odd"?

 

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Duma Tau, June 2011

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Kwara, Botswana

 

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Morning glow on the Jao Flats, Botswana

 

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Rain clouds gathering above the Jao Flats, Botswana

 

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The futile attempt of hunting in the open Joa Flats

 

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I am going to try to add a picture and see if it gets posted. I hope I attached the right ones.

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Taken at Jacana in Botswana

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I'm cheating a bit here as I've been assured that these are Kafue Lechwe rather than Red Lechwe. They are definitley Lechwe though.

 

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Photos were taken on Swartberg Private Reserve, Western Cape, SA.

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More Kafue Lechwe (Kobus leche kafuensis)

They have a bit more black on them than the Red lechwe, most noticeable on the shoulders of the rams.

 

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Dad! Mum! OMG I'm right here!

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More lechwe I'm afraid.

We had a group of between 30-40 of them that came and grazed right in front of us every evening and then slept nearby for the night.

 

On this particular morning the mountains were shrouded with cloud but the sun filtered through to light up this ewe and 2 lambs.

Although lechwe ewes give birth to only one lamb, I've observed that within the family group a ewe will suckle more than one lamb and that lambs of a similar age often stay together and follow the same ewe.

 

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Who has more red lechwes to share?

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Okavango Delta, Kwara, 03/2014:

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Moremi, September 2014

 

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Kwando River, Mazambala Lodge, Caprivi

 

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Selinda, 2005.

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Kwando, 2005. Rams sparring.

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Busanga, 2008.

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Kafue Lechwe - Klein Karoo, South Africa

 

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