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Topi Tuesday?!

Topi Tuesday?! 

To call a horned, hoofed animal in Africa simply an “antelope” is to generalize almost a 100 different species. Seen here is the regal Topi.

“The topi is a medium-sized antelope with a striking reddish-brown to purplish-red coat. Distinct black patches appear on the face, the upper forelegs and on the hips and thighs. To complete its singular appearance, the topi’s yellowish-tan legs look like they are encased in stockings… Among the most socially advanced of the ungulates [hoofed animal], the topi (also called the sassaby) occurs in the largest numbers in southern Sudan and in Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park.

…Topis have good sight and hearing and can run quite fast with a bounding gait.” Read more at African Wildlife Foundation here.

See more Serengeti photos at Explore.org.