Lelwel hartebeest

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Lelwel hartebeest
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Alcelaphus buselaphus lelwel at Murchison Falls National Park
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Bovidae
Subfamily: Alcelaphinae
Genus: Alcelaphus
Species: A. buselaphus
Subspecies: A. b. lelwel
Trinomial name
Alcelaphus buselaphus lelwel
Heuglin, 1877

The Lelwel hartebeest (Alcelaphus buselaphus lelwel), also known as Jackson's hartebeest, is an antelope native to Central African Republic, Chad, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda.

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The Lelwel hartebeest can hybridize with Coke's hartebeest to make the Kenya Highland hartebeest (A. b. lelwel × cokii), or with Swayne's hartebeest to make the Neumann hartebeest (A. b. lelwel × swaynei).


  1. ^ IUCN SSC Antelope Specialist Group (2008). Alcelaphus buselaphus ssp. lelwel. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 11 February 2009.