Distribution: North-western Botswana, the Caprivi strip of Namibia, Angola, Zambia, north-western Zaimbabwe and south-eastern D.R.C.
Size: SH: 65cm. W: 18kg
Description: There are twelve subspecies of Oribi: Abysinian Oribi, Central African Oribi, Cotton’s Oribi, Ethiopian Oribi, Haggard’s Oribi, Kenyan Oribi, Nile Oribi, Peter’s Oribi, South Western Oribi, Southern Oribi, Western Oribi.
The main difference between the subspecies lies in their colouration.
South Western Oribi – Steenbok – like but larger, Tawny – orange colour coat with small black tail. The largest of the pygmy antelope.
Sex Determination: Only the male has horns, on average 2kg lighter than the female.
Trophy Assessment: Preferably the horn should reach the top of the ears or bigger.
Shot Placement: Behind the shoulder in the middle of the body is always the best choice. A square shoulder shot might blow-up the trophy.
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