A Genetic Conundrum: Reedbuck in NNP

By Will Knocker:

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A young female Mountain reedbuck.

The  NNP  population of this uncommon antelope (30-40 individuals max) poses the question: how is genetic viability ensured in such a small population?

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Adult female..

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This population has existed from the 1960’s up until the present on the rocky upper reaches of the Sosian Valley.

A second species of reedbuck (Bohor) is more plentiful & widespread elsewhere in the Park.

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