Lelwel hartebeest

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Lelwel hartebeest
Male Jackson's hartebeest.jpg
Male Lelwel hartebeest at Murchison Falls National Park
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Bovidae
Subfamily: Alcelaphinae
Genus: Alcelaphus
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.

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". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 11 February 2009.