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, large African antelope, Alcelaphus bucelaphus. The hartebeest resembles a horse with horns. It has a very long face and a small hump between the shoulders; its coat is fawn or reddish and its ringed horns curve up and inward in a U shape.
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In a last-ditch attempt to save the hirola from extinction, Kock and rangers airlifted 33 of the rare, sand-colored antelopes in August from the scrubby desert region of Garissa near the Somali border to this national park.
If the ruling stands, then I'm afraid that's the end of the game,'' said Kock, who is chief veterinary adviser to the wildlife service and chairman of the task force to save the hirola.
By last count, only 306 of the hirola were living in their natural habitat between the Tana River and the Somali border.