Jackson's Hartebeest Horns on shield #1

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Jackson's Hartebeest Horns on wooden shield.

The Hartebeest (Alcelaphus buselaphus) is an African species of grassland antelope. The coat colour varies between subspecies, from the sandy coat of the western hartebeest to the almost black coat of the Swayne's hartebeest.

The Jackson's hartebeest, another type of hartebeest, does not have a clear taxonomic status. The first record of this hartebeest was at the Bronx Zoo (USA) in 1913. It is regarded as a hybrid between the Lelwel and Coke's hartebeest. This hartebeest occurs where the ranges of the Lelwel and Coke's hartebeest overlap - from western Kenya through Karamoja district (north-western Uganda).

Both sexes have horns; these grow 45–70 cm (18–28 in) long, with the shape varying greatly between subspecies. Hartebeest live between 11 and 20 years in the wild, and up to 19 in captivity.

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