Coke Hartebeest | Online Record Book Preview
This is a preview of the Coke Hartebeest species only.
Once you subscribe you will be able to view all the entry details for hundreds of different species, including full score sheets and photos.
Coke Hartebeest - Species Detail
Alcelaphus buselaphus cokei
Named for a Col. Coke who shot one near Usagara, Tanzania, in 1880. This was the first complete specimen to reach Europe, and from it the subspecies was described for science. Called kongoni in Swahili, but many locals also apply this name to a number of larger antelopes.
DESCRIPTION Shoulder height 48-49 inches (122-124 cm).
The Coke hartebeest is a medium-sized hartebeest with a shorter head and relatively lower frontal pedicel. The general color is reddish tawny on the upper body, with hips and legs lighter. The tail is relatively long, with a crest of black hairs extending over three-fourths of its length. The horns (both sexes) are short, rather thick, and bracket-shaped, growing outward from the pedicel, then upward and backward.
DISTRIBUTION Southern Kenya and northeastern Tanzania.
The Coke Hartebeest currently has 391 Entries listed in the SCI Record Book!
Once you subscribe you'll be able to access photos and full socre sheets for all of these entries. Plus you can filter, sort, and search through all species and entries in the SCI database. If you would like to subscribe now to have access to the entire database, please click here.
Return to Top