Blesbok or bontebok

Blesbok or bontebok

Order : Artiodactyla
Family : Bovidae
Subfamily : Alcelaphinae
Species : Damaliscus pygargus


Keywords: brown , white , stripe , tail , horn , diurnal

The Blesbok, bontebok is listed as Conservation Dependent (LR/cd), the focus of a continuing taxon-specific or habitat-specific conservation programme targeted towards the taxon in question, the cessation of which would result in the taxon qualifying for one of the threatened categories below within a period of five years, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Some facts about the
Sassaby or blesbok

Adult weight : 84.5 kg (185.9 lbs)

Maximum longevity : 23 years

Female maturity :707 days

Gestation : 243 days

Weaning : 152 days

Litter size : 1

Interval between litters : 365 days

Weight at birth : 6.792 kg (14.9424 lbs)

Source: AnAge, licensed under CC

Facts about the blesbok or bontebok

'Blesbok' is derived from the Afrikaans word for white mark on the face, 'bles'. (Full text)

The blesbok is very similar to the bontebok (see below for differences), with similar habits: the two are actually sub-species, but are sufficiently well-recognized in the field to warrant seperate attention. (Full text)

Blesbok is probably your best value for money when in search oh venison.

A characteristic of the Blesbok is the prominent white blaze on the face and a horizontal brown strip which divides this blaze above the eyes.

The bontebok is a species of grazing antelope.

The Bontebok is the most colorful antelope of all the antelopes.

The Bontebok is a chocolate brown colour, with a white underside and a white stripe from the forehead to the tip of the nose, although there is a brown stripe across the white near the eyes in most Blesbok. (Wiki)

South Africa Wildlife - The Bontebok {Damaliscus Dorcas} - Bontebok is only found in protected areas in South Africa | Once .

Bontebok is on a high sandridge. (Full text)

Conservation Status The bontebok is classified as vulnerable by the IUCN (1996). (Full text)

bontebok is the resident clown?

Within minutes after birth, the fawn-colored baby bontebok is up and about, following its mother like a shadow.

Presently, the bontebok is found solely on game farms throughout South Africa. (Full text)

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