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A South African antelope (Damaliscus pygargus subsp. pygargus syn. D. dorcas subsp. dorcas) having a dark reddish coat, curved horns, a white rump, and a white mark on the face.

[Afrikaans : bont, spotted (from Middle Dutch, probably from Latin pūnctus; see point) + bok, buck (from Middle Dutch boc).]


n, pl -boks or -bok
(Animals) an antelope, Damaliscus pygargus (or dorcas), of southern Africa, having a deep reddish-brown coat with a white blaze, tail, and rump patch
[C18: Afrikaans, from bont pied + bok buck1]
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Bonteboks are tolerant of human activities and adapt to changes in the landscape and readilyutilisetransformed landscapes with old fields of short grass areas.
The Minister of Environmental Affairs, Dr Edna Molewa, has published the draft Biodiversity Management Plan (BMP) for the Bontebok (damaliscus pygargus pygargus) in Government Gazette No.
The Draft BMP for bontebok has been published in terms of the National Environmental Management Biodiversity Act (Act No.
Bontebok is endemic to the East Coast Renosterveld bioregion within the Cape Floristic Region (CFR) of the Western Cape.
The shipping manifest Listed ten white rhinos, two black rhinos, 18 giraffes and an assortment of wildebeests, bonteboks, gemsboks, otters, servals, wild dogs and bat-eared foxes.
gnou), red hartebeest (Alcelaphus buselaphus), roan antelope (Hippotragus equinus), the bonteboks (Damaliscus), the handsome common waterbuck (Kobus ellipsiprymnus), reedbucks (Redunca), oribi (Ourebia ourebi), the tiny dik-diks (Madoqua), and the even smaller royal antelope (Neotragus pygmaeus), the smallest living antelope, weighing only 7-9 lb (3-4 kg).