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A rare yellowish-brown antelope native to Kenya and Somalia.
- ‘Counts in the 1970's estimated the hirola population to be close to 14,000 animals, but by 1983, only about 7,000 were believed to exist.’
- ‘The surviving hirola are threatened by drought, poaching and habitat loss.’
- ‘There are now an estimated 100 hirola in Tsavo East National Park.’
- ‘Female hirola with young form groups of between 5-40, often including a single territorial male.’
- ‘Current emphasis, led by EAWLS, is to work to preserve the hirola antelope in its home range.’
Late 19th century: from Oromo.
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