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What species of animal is this?

Asked by JackAdams (6430 points ) September 28th, 2008

I’m too lazy to look through hundreds of photos in a zoology book. Does anyone know what this animal is called?

Thanks for the ID help!

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amandaafoote's avatar

EDIT; sorry, read it wrong haha

JackAdams's avatar

Your link reads as follows:

The page cannot be displayed

JackAdams's avatar

Nope. I’m sorry!

amandaafoote's avatar

just edited it, haha, it works now (o:

JackAdams's avatar

I got it to work with cut & paste.

Yeah, it does resemble the Grats Gazelle.

Thanks!

amandaafoote's avatar

no problem!

Mtl_zack's avatar

impala. i saw many of them this summer in south africa.

Les's avatar

Definitely an impala

fireside's avatar

I can say for sure that it is not this animal

JackAdams's avatar

An Impala looks LIKE THIS!

Mr_M's avatar

I don’t know what everyone is talking about. They just look like birds to me.

fireside's avatar

They are red billed oxpecker birds…wrong animal?

Dorkgirl's avatar

It’s an African Antelope or an Impala.

JackAdams's avatar

Now I am REALLY confused! Help!

fireside's avatar

Here you go Jack
National Geographic seems like a good source

Impala
Aepyceros melampus

thatswhatshesaid's avatar

thats an impala
their horns have spirals

JackAdams's avatar

You are right, fireside.

Question answered!

Mugsie's avatar

Can I ask why you wanted to know? Yes I am nosey, you don’t have to answer if you don’t want!

Sun 5:30 PM

JackAdams's avatar

I wanted to know, because I did NOT know.

Mugsie's avatar

Oh ~ I was just curious!

Les's avatar

I’m confused. Why was fireside right, and everyone who said ‘impala’ before, not right?

FiRE_MaN's avatar

hahaha this made me laugh. i thought it was an antelope at first but i really do not know to much about those lookin animals. xD

fireside's avatar

@Les – it probably had something to do with the Latin…..

JackAdams's avatar

Fireside was right, because the NGS photo was almost identical to the one I posted, and was correctly labeled by them.

Mtl_zack's avatar

@fireman: there are many different species in the antelope group. impala, kudu, blesbok, steenbok and carribou are all antelope. im 100% sure that that’s an impala. fireside’s picture is an impala.

while we’re on the topic of antelope, a little trivia: what’s the difference between a carribou and a raindeer. lurve to the person who gets it first.

fireside's avatar

Domestication

Although the similarities between reindeer and caribou are numerous, the differences are enough that they are classified as two subspecies. Reindeer and caribou share the same genus, Rangifer, and species name, tarandus. Domestication is the biggest difference between reindeer and caribou. Reindeer are a semidomesticated subspecies of Rangifer, and there are many subspecies of both reindeer and caribou in Alaska.

Mtl_zack's avatar

fireside is correct. i lurve you.

JackAdams's avatar

At first glance, I thought the animal might have been a member of the Ibex family, but after perusing the various sub-genuses, I decided to pose my question, because I just couldn’t seem to identify it.

I’m grateful for everyone’s help. Thanks!

shrubbery's avatar

Hmm… I would have said it was a Springbok, so thankyou for educating me as well. It seems that the Springbok has different markings on its face, from what I can tell.

These Springboks are different again! I didn’t know antelopes could catch balls…

JackAdams's avatar

Are the Springboks your favourite Rugby team?

They are in South Africa, and not Australia…

shrubbery's avatar

If they’re playing against the all blacks, yes. If they’re playing against the wallabies no. Australia first always! They’re my dad’s first team though, his family are from South Africa. But he has a jumper for all three teams so he can barrack for whoever he feels like :P

JackAdams's avatar

I guess he can Obama for whoever he feels like, as well.

shrubbery's avatar

Har har. How did I know that one was coming? :P

JackAdams's avatar

Because all women can read minds.

shrubbery's avatar

Correctamondo!
:D

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