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Latin name

 

Damaliscus dorcas

Family

 

Large mammals

Size

 

90 cm (m) 85 cm (f) Both sexes carry horns

Weight

 

62 kg (m) 58 kg (f)

Colour

 

Rich, dark brown; darker on flanks and upper limbs, which also have a purple gloss. Unbroken white blaze from forehead to muzzle. Pure white rump, base of tail, underparts and legs fom knees downwards.

Appearance

 

The blesbok, which has a duller, more reddish-brown coat, and which lacks the very obvious white patch on the rump.

Habitat

 

Open fynbos veld with grasses.