Sable sighting in Tsavo East National Park

  • Richard A Kock Kenya Wildlife Service, PO Box 40241, Nairobi, Kenya
  • T Goss Eden Wildlife Trust, PO Box 14157, Nairobi, Kenya


The East African sable Antelope (Hippotragus niger roosevelti) has declined considerably in its former range in the last 30 years. A remnant population exists in the Shimba Hills National Reserve on the Southern coast of Kenya. Anecdotal records suggest some animals have existed outside this area over the past 20 years. This article records a single sighting of a mature male sable antelope in Tsavo East National Park.

Journal of East African Natural History Vol. 84 (1) 1995: pp. 19-24

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