The roan antelope is one of the world's rarest antelopes. And it may soon be?
Air view helicopter flying over bushland of Ithanga Plain
GV & STV PAN antelopes through bushland (2 shots)
CU pilot in helicopter
GV helicopter directing truck towards antelopes TILT up to GV helicopter in flight
air view from helicopter cockpit of bushland
MV helicopter hovering
air view PAN antelopes running through open bushland
air view camp
air view antelope running
LV helicopter over bushland
GV antelopes in enclosure
CU Tony Parkinson PAN to SCU John Seago
MV PAN antelopes in enclosure
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Background: The roan antelope is one of the world's rarest antelopes. And it may soon be extinct. They are thought to be only about a hundred roan antelopes left in the whole of Africa. Some of them are in Kenya where the East African Wildlife Society are trying to round them up and transfer them to areas where they can survive.
Some eighteen months ago, twenty of the antelope were rounded in the Ithanga Hills and transferred to the Shimba Hills Reserve in South Eastern Kenya. But the antelope had to be trapped individually.
The new expedition used helicopters to heard the antelope into corrals. They captured an entire breeding herd of sixteen.