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Red Lechwe/Black Lechwe/Kafue Lechwe/Moor Antilope

Scientific Name: Kobus leche

Subspecies: Kafue Lechwe (Kobus l. kafuensis) Black Leckwe (Kobus l. Smithemani)

Distribution: Lechwe: Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Angola Kafue Leckwe: Zambia and Congo (Zaire) Black Lechwe: Zambia (Bangweolo swamps)

Habitat: Swamps and wetlands (see Sitatunga)

Description: The tree species will be described as one as the difference between them is negligent: Middlesized antelope that reaches a weight of 120 kg and a shoulder height of 90 - 100 cm. General colour either bright chestnut fulvous with white markings on head and neck. Black Lechwe is more blackish brown in colour on the neck, back and sides. Kafue Lechwe has dark shoulder patches. The horns are reminiscent of Buffon Kobens, but are somewhat heavier and longer.

Hunting method: Pursch or hunting from canoe and platform.

Hunting available in: Red Lechwe: Botswana, Namibia and Zambia. Kafue Lechwe: Zambia Black Lechwe: Zambia (Bangweulu swamps)

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