Blesbuck on the open grasslands of the Krugersdorp Nature Reserve.
The Blesbuck is an antelope endemic to South Africa. A characteristic of the Blesbuck is the prominent white blaze on the face and a horizontal brown strip which divides this blaze above the eyes. Physically, rams and ewes are remarkably similar. Both sexes carry horns, ringed almost to the tip. Female horns are slightly more slender. It was once one of the most abundant antelope species of the African plains, but Blesbuck have become scarce since 1893 due to relentless hunting for their skins and meat.
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600 mm (35mm equiv.)