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Topi
Damalicus lunatus

This antelope resembles a smaller, darker Hartebeest without elongated forehead. It has strongly ridged horns, a tan to reddish brown coat and purple blotches on the upper limbs.

It favours medium-length grasslands, being a selective grazer, harvesting only the greenest, tenderest growth. Topis are active day and night, resting about midday.
They form small herds controlled by a territorial bull, young bulls forming bachelor groups.

 

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