The hartebeest is an African antelope. Eight subspecies have been described. It has a particularly elongated forehead and oddly shaped horns, short neck, and pointed ears. Its legs, which often have black markings, are unusually long. The coat is generally short and shiny. Coat colour varies by the subspecies, from the sandy brown of the western hartebeest to the chocolate brown of the Swayne’s hartebeest. Both sexes of all subspecies have horns, with those of females being more slender. Gregarious animals, hartebeest form herds of 20 to 300 individuals. They are very alert and non-aggressive. They are primarily grazers, with their diets consisting mainly of grasses.
More information on Hartebeest can be found on Wikipedia.
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