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Bontebok in Bontebok National Park, South Africa.
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Scientific classification
  • Damaliscus pygargus pygargus
  • Damaliscus pygargus phillipsi

The bontebok is a subspecies of Damaliscus pygargus, an antelope found in South Africa, Lesotho and Namibia. D. pygargus has two subspecies; the bontebok (Damaliscus pygargus pygargus), occurring naturally in the Fynbos and Renosterveld areas of the Western Cape, and the blesbok (Damaliscus pygargus phillipsi) occurring in the Highveld.

The bontebok is related to the common tsessebe.

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