Numbers: Low Weight: 50 - 64 kg (110 - 141 lb.) Shoulder height: 90 cm (36 in.) Females horns: Yes
Found only in a southern part of the Western Cape. This is a downright beautiful antelope with his very rich purple-black and brown skin contrasting sharply with the cleanest of white feet, rump, tail base and face. This once almost extinct antelope of South Africa is now somewhat safer in numbers, although still not found in abundance. It is of much the same family tree as the blesbok (and could interbreed successfully with it, although prohibited by law). Why the Bontebok had choose to ‚isolate itself‚ from the Blesbok (many, many centuries earlier) and reside in the Western Cape only, is an unanswered question, but the resemblance with the Blesbok is obvious. And yet, the Bontebok has it's own distinct identity and is smaller than the Blesbok.
Office Phone +27 82 529 5997 | Mobile Phone +27 82 552 7269 or +27 83 823 9846 | Alt Mobile Phone + 27 82 855 9470 (Jo-anne) USA Mobile +1 214 558 2528/4 (January till February 2018) PO Box 541, Lephalale, 0555, Limpopo Province, South Africa CC Reg # 1997/017658/23
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2018 Show Dates
Arms and Hunting Oct 12 - 15 2017, Dallas Safari Club Jan 4 - 7, Booth 3245, Safari Club International Las Vegas Jan 31 - Feb 3, Booth 5260 & 5361 Cinegetica Madrid Spain March 1 - 4, Booth T.B.A
*Several other smaller functions and fundraisers will be held throughout our USA, Mexico & Europe trips.