from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various large African antelopes of the genus Alcelaphus, characterized by a reddish-brown coat and ringed, outward-curving horns.
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- n. A type of grassland antelope, Alcelaphus bucelaphus, native to parts of Africa
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. large African antelope with lyre-shaped horns that curve backward.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See hartbeest.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a large African antelope with lyre-shaped horns that curve backward
We had killed an antelope called a hartebeest, and, with our muskets on our shoulders, were running to secure it.
They were antelopes of course -- that species known among Cape colonists as the "hartebeest" (_Acronotus caama_).
According to Global Post, van der Spuy was taken out by a red hartebeest, a type of antelope that can weigh as much as 330 pounds.
Common in the reserve are lion, hartebeest Alcelaphus buselaphus, spotted hyena Crocuta crocuta and jackal Canis aureus.
Within the St. Floris region, the most abundant large mammals seem to be kob Kobus kob, hartebeest Alcelaphus buselaphus and grey duiker Sylvicapra grimmia, with other fairly abundant ungulates including waterbuck Kobus ellipsiprymnus, oribi Ourebia ourebi, topi Damaliscus lunatus, reedbuck Redunca redunca, roan antelope Hippotragus equines and giant eland Taurotragus derbianus; also buffalo Syncerus caffer, warthog Phacochoerus aethiopicus and hippopotamus Hippopotamus amphibius.
Animals like the blue wildebeest and hartebeest, not truly adapted to aridity, must migrate to obtain food and water.
Endangered mammals include the chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes), Senegal hartebeest (Alcelaphus bucelaphus), elephants (Loxodanta africana) and one of the three manatee species (Trichechus senegalensis).
In addition, it reduces the habitat for many mammals such as greater kudu, hartebeest, sable and roan antelope, as well as birds that rely on the woodland-grassland interface for food or shelter.
On the grasslands are eland, lesser kudu Tragelaphus imberbis, roan antelope Hippotragus equines, oribi Oreibia oreibi, Grant's gazelle Gazella granti, hartebeest Alcelaphus buselaphus, steenbock Raphicerus campestris, topi and oryx Oryx gazella, also buffalo Syncerus caffer.
Wildebeest and hartebeest, which spend the wetter months along the boundary between Ghanzi and Kgalagadi (in the Kalahari Xeric Savanna ecoregion), move northeast towards the Central Kalahari Game Reserve during the dry season.