Fighting for Supremacy

Fighting for Supremacy

From the end of summer to the beginning of winter most antelope species go into rut. This is when the males get the chance to propagate and extend their family, though this might only happen once in their lifetime. So when the males fight for the right to mate, it can become very serious sometimes even lethal.

Out with guests in the Pilanesberg Nature Reserve one afternoon, we came across a beautiful herd of impala and opted to watch a male try to take over ownership of the herd from the present dominant male. The two rams slammed into each other with immense force. They put their heads down and cracked their horns against each other, using their back legs for momentum... Read more in Photo Tales

Story by: Shawn Catterall

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