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Bontebok

The Bontebok (Damaliscus pygargus), is a species of antelope found in South Africa and Lesotho. It is found along coastal lands within shrubland and heathland vegetation. They are diurnal, though they rest during the heat of the day. Herds contain only males, only females or are mixed and do not exceed forty animals. They were once killed as pests and were almost extinct, but have since recovered.

The Bontebok stands 31.5 to 39.5 inches at the shoulder and weighs between 110 and 200 pounds. The Bontebok is a chocolate brown color, with a white underside and a white stripe from the forehead to the tip of the nose. It also has a distinctive white patch around its tail. The horns of Bontebok are lyre-shaped and clearly ringed and are found in both sexes and can reach a length of 20 inches.

Bontebok


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