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A MATURE ORIBI RAM HAS AN AVERAGE:
SHOULDER HEIGHT: OF INCHES: n/a
WEIGHTS: 40 POUNDS
HORN LENGTH: 23 INCHES
SCI MINIMUM SCORE: OF 13 INCHES
INTERESTING HUNTING NOTES: A magnificent trophy and a collector's delight. Solids are recommended to not damage the skin of these fragile trophies. The management of Oribi populations is of extreme importance if one were to maintain a sustainable population. Oribi succumb to predators very easily and areas with good Oribi populations are usually very well predator controlled. When hunting these shy animals always search for pairs or groups, as one is bound to find males not too far away from females. When judging the trophy quality always ensure the tip of the horns are in line with the top of the ears or greater. Oribi form part of the Tiny 10 and any hunters who would like to hunt Oribi should indicate this when booking their safari, as Oribi quota is limited and permits have to be applied for before the hunter's arrival.
IDENTIFICATION: The Oribi is a small graceful antelope with a long slender neck and pointed ears. The coat is a silky yellowish fawn above, sometimes with a reddish tinge on the back, contrasting sharply with the pure white underparts. The top part of the tail is black and there are black spots below the ears. Only the males have horns.
Trophy Oribi are hunted in the Eastern Cape and Zululand provinces of South Africa.
HABITAT: Open grassveld or floodplains in well watered areas, with or without scattered trees and shrubs. Found especially in areas with short grass and isolated patches of tall grass for shelter. Avoids large stretches of tall grass, woodland and dense bush.