Oribi

(Latin = Ourebia ourebi , Afrikaans = Oorbietjie)

  • Numbers: Low
  • Weight: 10 – 17 kg (22 – 37 lb.)
  • Shoulder height: 59 cm (24 in.)
  • SCI: 7 in.
  • Rowland Ward: 7 and a half in.
  • Females horns? No

Appearance

This little antelope has a long, slender neck and legs. Ears are oval. The coat is rusty brown with white under parts. The tail of the Oribi is black. The Oribi is slightly larger than the Steenbuck.

Diet

It is primarily a grazer. which occasionally browse on forbs. Although it occurs on flood plains, it is not dependant on free surface water.

Breeding

They are seasonal breeder and in South Africa births peak in November/December. They have a gestation period of 210 days after which a single lamb is born.

Habitat

It inhabits floodplains, grasslands, open plains and montane grasslands, and marginally in light bushland.

Hunting

The Oribi prefers to graze when it is cool, so hunting it will probably be best during the early morning and late afternoon. The .270 calibre will do fine, but smaller caliber will also work. They are very curios animals and mostly turn around after it ran a couple of meters. This is when you take your shot.

References

www.krugerpark.co.za

www.africanskyhunting.co.za