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Latin name

 

Damaliscus dorcas

Family

 

Large mammals

Size

 

95 cm (m) 90 cm (f) Both sexes carry horns

Weight

 

70 kg (m) 61 kg (f)

Colour

 

Dull reddish brown, with white blaze on the face, usually broken by a G18 narrow brown band just below the eyes. Underside is off-white, and light brownish colour on legs continues to hooves. Tail white on underside with long brown tuft. Horns are straw-coloured.

Appearance

 

The bontebok, but is slightly larger and not as richly coloured; blesbok also lack the bontebok's purple sheen and contrasting white marking on buttocks and lower legs.

Habitat

 

Open grassland close to shade and water.