blaubok

blaubok

(ˈblaʊˌbɒk)
n, pl -boks or -bok
(Animals) a large blue-haired antelope, Hippotragus leucophaeus, of southern Africa: extinct since 1800. Also called: blue buck
[C18: via Afrikaans from Dutch blauwbok]
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Indeed, European settlers have the dubious distinction of being responsible for the first known African mammal extinctions--the blaubok, a type of antelope, and the quagga, a zebra, both of which had been wiped out by 1860.
Before the end of the eighteenth century the southern tip of Africa had even lost one mammalian species, the blaubok, an antelope, to extinction.