Full Scientific Name

Full name of the Bontebok is Damaliscus pygargus

Morphology (physical characteristics)

The Bontebok stands 80 to 100 cm at the shoulder and weighs 50 to 90 kg.

It's a chocolate brown color, with white underside and a white stripe from its the forehead to the tip of its nose. It also has a white patch around its tail. Its horns are riged and found in both males and females.



Bontebok are not good jumpers but they are very good at crawling under things.

Habitat\ Ecosystem

The bontebok lives in dry to wet grasslands, wetlands, light woodland, savanna, and deserts.

Bontebok were once killed as pests, and were reduced to a wild population of seventeen animals, but the species has recovered.