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) PO Box 541, Lephalale, 0555, Limpopo Province, South Africa CC Reg # 1997/017658/23
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2019 Show Dates
Safari Club International Reno 9-12 January Booth 4516 Dallas Safari Club 17-20 January Booth 2645 PBS Cocktail Function - San Antonio Date T.B.A Greater Atlanta Chapter of SCI 26 January DSC South TX Chapter 31 January Austin Chapter of SCI 2 February Kansas City Chapter of SCI 8-10 February Alamo Chapter 16 February Central Texas Wildlife Legacy 20 February Cinegetica Madrid Spain 21-24 March - Booth T.B.A
*Several other smaller functions and fundraisers will be held throughout our USA, Mexico & Europe trips.