Well, it’s not really a unicorn but they might as well be considering how rare this particular antelope species has become in Northern Tanzania. It’s been several years since any of our guests on safari have spotted a fringe-eared oryx in either the Serengeti or Tarangire National Parks. Needless to say, we were all delighted here at ADS when we heard a small group of oryx had been spotted in Tarangire. A big thanks to Peter A. who just returned from Tarangire and sent us these pictures as proof this rare antelope still persists in the Tarangire ecosystem.
Visit this past posting on Antelopes to see all the amazing species that can be seen on the famous northern safari circuit of Tanzania. The bigger game (lions, cheetahs, rhinos, elephants, etc.) tends to steal the show but spotting and watching the behavior of the 15 or so antelope species that can be found on safari can be just as rewarding. The diverse habitats of the Central Serengeti are a particularly good spot to check off at least 10 species of antelope in a single day.