Meet Different Type of Antelopes during Safari Journey
Have you meet ever ridden a Safari tram while going around and seeing animals roaming freely? When visiting Bali Safari Park, friends can experience this during the Safari Journey.
Many animals can be find while traveling around the Safari Journey, ranging from endemic animals to Indonesia, India and Africa. When entering African territory, there are interesting animals that you can meet, namely antelopes!
Included in the bovine family, they are hoofed animals, ruminants and have unique horns that are different for each species. At Bali Safari Park itself, we have several species type of antelopes that you can check out in the following article!
Type of Antelopes during Safari Journey
Living and scattered in Sahara Africa, the first antelope species that you can meet at Bali Safari is the Waterbuck. They are not animals that live in water huh! Instead, these animals tend to be found near water sources because they easily become dehydrated.
Their hair is water-resistant because they have a layer of oil on their skin, and the color of the waterbuck’s coat varies from brown to gray. Additionally, only males have horns, which are curved spirals 55–70 cm long.
Known for their running speed and jumping so that they look like they are flying, the next species you can meet is the Lechwe! These animals live in African swamps and are good swimmers.
The Lechwe has a golden brown body color with a white belly which aids in camouflage. The horns are long like a lyre which only males have.
Eland is the next species that lives in the prairies, mountains, deserts and savannas of eastern and southern Africa. This antelope is the largest and slowest in the world. Although slow, they are good at jumping as high as about 2.5 meters!
For Eland, both males and females have spiral horns, where females have thinner horns than males.
The last type of Antelopes species is the most common in the East African savanna, namely the Wildebeest. The name of this animal is taken from the Dutch language which means “Wild Beast“, because of their terrible appearance. The Wildebeest has a large head and hairy mane with pointed, curved horns.
Wildebeest are a major food source for predators such as Lions, Hyenas and Cheetahs. Usually Wildebeest will unite with their herd to protect themselves from predators.
Which of the Antelope above is your favorite friend? Immediately feel the Safari Journey experience at Bali Safari Park to be able to meet them up close!