Aggieland serengeti of the south Gallery

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Serengeti of the South Pasture

Aoudad

Aoudad

Scientific Name: Ammotragus Iervia

IUCN status: Vulnerable

Range: Northern Africa

Fun Fact: Aoudads are closely related to goats and sheep, but actually belong to their own unique taxonomic genus. The number of aoudad living in North America is almost 7 times greater than those living in North Africa.


Banteng

Banteng

Scientific Name: Bos javanicus

IUCN status: Endangered

Range: South Asia

Fun Fact: While there are over 1.5 million domesticated Banteng in Southeaster Asia, only 5,000 – 8,000 remain in the wild.


Barashinga

Barasinga

Scientific Name: Rucervus duvaucelii

IUCN status: Vulnerable

Range: Indian Subcontintent

Fun Facts: Also known as the Swamp Deer, the Barasingha has wide splayed hooves to better walk in flooded fields. 


Père David’s Deer

Père David’s Deer

Scientific Name: Elaphurus davidianus 

IUCN status: Extinct in the Wild

Range: China

Fun Facts: The Père David’s Deer is the only extant (surviving) member of their genus. Multiple reintroduction efforts are underway at various parks in China.


Common Eland

Common Eland

Scientific Name: Tragelaphus oryx

IUCN status: Least Concern

Origin: Southern Africa

Fun Facts: The Common Eland is the second largest antelope in the world. The male’s spiraling horns can reach over 4ft in length.


Eld’s Deer

Eld’s Deer

Scientific Name: Rucervus eldii

ICU status: Endangered

Range: India, Southeast Asia

Fun Fact: The Eld’s Deer is important prey of the Bengal Tiger in India.


Red Lechwe

Red Lechwe

Scientific Name: Kobus leche

IUCN status: Non-Threatened

Range: South Central Africa

Fun Facts: Their legs are covered in a water-repellant substance which allows them outrun predators in knee-deep water.


Nilgai

Nilgai

Scientific Name: Boselaphus tragocamelus

IUCN status: Least Concern

Range: Indian Subcontinent

Fun Facts: The Nilgai is the largest of the Asian Antelope, with males reaching up to 635lbs. A large feral population exists in Texas, with 37,000 individuals.


Scimitar-horned Oryx

Scimitar-horned Oryx

Scientific Name: Oryx dammah

IUCN status: Extinct in the Wild

Range: Formerly North Africa

Fun Facts: The Scimitar-horned Oryx was classified as extinct in the wild in 2000. Captive breeding efforts have successfully prevented full extinction of this species, and a small population was reintroduced to North Africa in 2016. 


Sable Antelope

Sable Antelope

Scientific Name: Hippotragus niger

IUCN status: Least Concern

Range: Southeast Africa (Kenya to South Africa)

Fun Fact: The curved horns of the Sable Antelope can reach over 5ft in length. These horns are used to fend off predators and battle other males for control of herds.


Blue Wildebeest

Blue Wildebeest

Scientific Name: Connochaetes taurinus

IUCN status: Least Concern

Range:  South and Southeast Africa

Fun Fact: Female Blue Wildebeest form herds of 10 – 1,000 individuals; but, every year 1.5 million wildebeest gather to partake in the one of the greatest migrations on Earth.


Zedonk

Zedonk

Scientific Name: Hybrid

IUCN status: Not evaluated – Hybrid

Origin: Africa

Fun Fact: Chromosome differences resulting from hybrid breeding render Zedonk males sterile, and females very rarely are capable of producing offspring.


Zedonk

fallow deer

Scientific Name: Dama dam

IUCN status: Least Concern

Origin: urasia

Fun Fact: In captivity, there are four different color varieties of fallow deer: black, white, normal, menil (light brown to yellow). See if you can spot them all!


Zedonk

Nyala

Scientific Name: Tragelaphus angasii

IUCN status: Least Concern

Origin: South Africa

Fun Fact: The Nyala is a herbivore. They feed on a range of leaves, twigs, grasses, flowers and fruit.