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  • n. Kobus leche, an African antelope that inhabits marshy regions.

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  • n. tawny-colored African antelope inhabiting wet grassy plains; a threatened species


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  • Midbite into an ostrich burger at lunch one day, I watched the vanguard of an elephant herd emerge onto the lagoon shore, about 100 yards away, and each evening I trained my binoculars on the red lechwe gathered in the shallows, their russet coats burnished by the sun's slanting rays.

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  • Approximately 3,000 red lechwe (Kobus leche), move eastwards from Liuwa Plain to the Zambezi floodplain in the dry season.

    Western Zambezian grasslands

  • For example, black lechwe (Kobus leche smithermani), tsessebe, and sitatunga dominate the Bangweulu basin, while the Kafue lechwe and Burchell's zebra are amongst the most prominent herbivores in Kafue Flats.

    Zambezian flooded grasslands

  • The population of Kafue lechwe that numbered about 100,000 in 1971 before construction of hydroelectric dams dropped to nearly half that number in 1987 after dam construction due to the altered flood regime.

    Zambezian flooded grasslands

  • Lechwe (Kobus leche) populations are known to exceed 20,000 in Moremi Game Reserve, while more than 35,000 individuals of the endemic subspecies, the Kafue lechwe (Kobus leche kafuensis) have been recorded in Lochinvar National Park.

    Zambezian flooded grasslands

  • Three lakes are also found in this park, providing habitat for a variety of waterbirds as well as antelope species with a preference for marshy or open, grassy habitat such as sitatunga, oribi (Ourebia ourebi), waterbuck, tsessebe, and lechwe (Kobus leche).

    Angolan Miombo woodlands

  • The endemic Nile lechwe (Kobus megaceros) also occurs in this ecoregion, numbering about 30-40,000 individuals.

    Saharan flooded grasslands

  • Herds of lechee or lechwe now enliven the meadows; and they and their younger brother, the graceful poku, smaller, and of a rounder contour, race together towards the grassy fens.

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  • Herds of the new antelopes, lechwe, and poku, with the kokong, or gnus, and zebras stood gazing at us as we passed.

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  • The specialization of the marsh-deer, by the way, is further shown in its hoofs, which, thanks to its semiaquatic mode of life, have grown long, like those of such African swamp antelopes as the lechwe and situtunga.

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