Sharpe's Grysbok
Mabomvana

© Nigel Dennis

Igama

Mabomvananofanaumabomvanawetlhagwini Sharpe's Grysbok or Northern Grysbok [Raphicerus sharpei]

Ukuvela nokwakheka kwayo

Lomhlobo wepunzana encani nayicathaniswa nomhlobo we-Cape Grysbok begodu inamahloni khulu, injalo nje inomzimba oqinileko kanye noboya bombala obonakala ubomvana khudlwana. Nasele iyikulu ibanesilinganiso sobudisi esimakhilogremu abunane kanye nesilinganiso sobude bokuphakama obumamilimitha amakhulu amahlanu (500 mm).

Ukuqarheka kwemibala yamaboya wesikhumba sayo emhlana kanye nemahlangothini kunyenza ibonakale imatsikana khulu ngombala othanda ukubamlotha. Ziimpongo kwaphela eziba neempondo ezide ngesilinganiso esimamilimitha amasumi asithandathu ukuya kalikhulu (60-100 mm).

Ukudla

Ipunzana le iziphilela ngokukhamba idobha amakhambi nofona amakara, iimilo ezincani nemitjhana esatlhurhako. Kesinye isikhathi zidla imirabhu yotjani, iinthelo, amathuthumbo nakakhona, zinjalo nje zidla neentjalo ebusuku.

Ukuzalanokukhulisa

Ngebanga lokuphila ipilo embeswe ziimfihlo, lincani ilwazi eligadangisiweko ngepunzana le, kodwana okukhona kukuthi izala ilamjana linye ngemva kwesikathi sekambiso yokumitha esiziinyanga ezilikhomba.

Ukuziphatha kwazo

Zivamise ukuphila ngayinye, emini ziyalala nakutjhisako kuthi ebusuku kanye nangeenkhathi zekuseni zikhambe zizuma ukudla bezidle notjani.

Lapho zitholakala khona

Ine zenzo ezifanako nezaleyo efana nayo emhlobo wayo wephondolwandle (CapeGrysbok), kodwana yona itholakala eentabeni ze-Lebombo ezisetlhagwini-pumalanga yesiFunda seMpumalanga ukungenelela etlhagwini. Ubujamo ngokugcinwa kwazo abaziwa kodwana lomhlobo oyindlala khulu wepunzi.

Ibuthelelolwazi emangwenazo

Eziduna nezisikazi zineendawo zazo nofana iinfunda zazo ezizitshwaya ngomsuqwazo. Ipunzana le ikheyabonwa ihlala eemgodini efana naleyo yeemfarigi zomango.