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  • n. A type of antelope found in an area between Kenya and Somalia, scientific name Beatragus hunteri or sometimes Damaliscus hunteri.


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  • Hirola: Also called Hunter's hartebeest; the hirola is a highly threatened African antelope. Headlines

  • The Horn of Africa is a notable center of endemism for mammals, particularly for antelopes such as the dibatag (Ammodorcas clarkei, VU), beira (Dorcatragus megalotis, VU), hirola (Damaliscus hunteri, CR) and Speke's gazelle (Gazella spekei, VU).

    Somali Acacia-Commiphora bushlands and thickets

  • Between 400 and 1,000 hirola (Damaliscus hunteri, CR) live in the vicinity of Bura east of the Tana River in Kenya.

    Somali Acacia-Commiphora bushlands and thickets

  • The resulting biota contains many arid-adapted species, including a rich large mammal fauna with species such as the dibitag (Ammodorcas clarkei), beira (Dorcatragus megalotis), African wild ass (Equus africanus somaliensis), and hirola (Damaliscus hunteri).

    Somali Acacia-Commiphora bushlands and thickets

  • Hirola -- One of the most most highly threatened antelopes in Africa, the hirola, or Hunter's hartebeest, is technically protected in Kenya and Somalia, but lack of effective enforcement leaves it vulnerable to poaching.



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