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Ourebia ourebi ssp. kenyae Meinertzhagen

Kenyan Oribi (Ourebia ourebi ssp. kenyae)

The Kenyan Oribi is one of the about nine subspecies of the Oribi (Ourebia ourebi Zimmerman), a small antelope species that is distributed over several parts of central-, eastern- and even southern Africa; it was apparently restcicted to the slopes of Mt. Kenya.

This form apparently died out in the wild sometimes during the 1960s and was subsequently kept in captivity for some time; its actual extinction date obviously is not known but is believed to be sometimes during the 1980s.


Oribi (Ourebia ourebi), nominate form?

Depiction from: ‘P. L. Sclater; O. Thomas: The Book of Antelopes. London: R. H. Porter 1894-1900’

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edited: 02.05.2022