Animals

Footage of an ultra-elusive endangered black antelope species captures the animal around Kilimanjaro

Tanzania is home to a very elusive antelope species that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. 

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According to the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, it can be classified as endangered because there are so few – and yet a team of researchers have recorded footage of the previously-undocumented animal on Mt. Kilimanjaro.

The first sighting of these antelopes – named Abbott’s duiker – hails back to 2003, but now a team from Germany’s Julius-Maximilians University have captured them on camera.

Footage shows them amid the vegetation alongside a number of other animals, and provides fresh insight into the area’s biodiversity.

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