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Observed: 9th June 2013 By: charlenehoolloway
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Description:
Identifications
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    Likely ID
    Defassa Waterbuck (Kobus ellipsiprymnus)
    Confidence: It's likely to be this, but I can't be certain.
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Gill Sinclair's picture

Farmed animals?

These look to be captive, and I don't recognise them as a British species. Are they at some sort of farm?

Gill Sinclair
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Amadan's picture

Agreed

They have a sort of caribou look to them - there are some antler-less types, I think.

Gill Sinclair's picture

Kobus species?

The general look of the animals actually puts me in the mind of the Kobus genus of antelopes rather than a deer - the long coat, especially on the chest, and the 'downhill'/rump-high body shape.
What such animals would be doing near Swansea I have no idea! I'm guessing these animals are in a zoo - if so, not really for iSpot.

Gill Sinclair
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Gill Sinclair's picture

Not defassa

I don't think these are defassa waterbucks - they have a distinctive heart-shaped black nose, dark tips to the ears and either a pale rump or a rump-ring that looks as though they've sat on a freshly-painted toilet seat! http://www.sinclair2.karoo.net/Botswana/grazers_and_browsers.html#Waterb...

Gill Sinclair
OU Certificate in Contemporary Science
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