Bontebok (Damaliscus Pygargus)
The Bontebok is very rare in South Africa with very few animals left. These animals are on the endangered specie list.
The Bontebok is not very common and your will find these animals on very few farms in South Africa. They prefer short grass as well as bush to hide in. They also depend on water and cannot survive without water.
Big Bontebok rams can weigh up to 100 kg.
They usually live in herds of to 15 females with one mature ram. The ram will chase all other males that enter his territory.
The ewes will calf after 250 days and calves will weigh up to 8 kg with birth.
The track of these animals is up to 6.6 cm long
Most people get confused between the Bontebok and the Blesbuck.