Something Over Tea

While the Red Hartebeest might not have the size or attractive features of a kudu, for example, I think they have a beauty in their own right – especially when they glisten in the bright sunlight.

Red Hartebeest tend to be most active in the early morning and late afternoon and so one can see them lying down to rest during the warmest parts of the day. They do not depend on water as much as some other antelope do and mostly graze on grass. Both cows and bulls carry horns and  have scent glands below their eyes and between their front hooves. As you can see, when viewed from the front, the horns are Vshaped, while they are lyre-shaped when viewed from the side. The complex curving horns join at the base and their tips are smooth.

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