Res.; 1 [female] Bontebok
National Park, Swellendam, 34[degrees]04'S 20[degrees]28'E, 2-3.i.1993, Koch (ZMHB); 1 [male] Noetzie near Knysna, 34[degrees]04'S 23[degrees]08'E, 30 m, 17.xii.1995, Cradock; 1 [male] 1 [female] Goukamma Nat.
261 The Bontebok
National Park in South Africa owes its name to the bontebok
(Damaliscus dorcas dorcas), the animal it was set up to protect.
Ohlsson saw himself as a wildlife conservationist, creating an environment in which sheep, exotic deer and rare antelope, including the still-threatened bontebok
, could flourish.
"Obviously iconic and valuable species such as rhinos and elephants are being killed for very specific and lucrative items but there are numerous other animals such as the Bontebok
, Lechwe, Civets as well as birds and lizards that are regularly killed and/ or trafficked by the international criminal syndicates involved in wildlife trafficking.
The region's characteristic animals include the small slender springbok (Antidorcas marsupialis), the endangered bontebok
(Damaliscus dorcas), Burchell's zebra (Equus burchelli), and the mountain zebra (E.
The shipping manifest Listed ten white rhinos, two black rhinos, 18 giraffes and an assortment of wildebeests, bonteboks
, gemsboks, otters, servals, wild dogs and bat-eared foxes.
gnou), red hartebeest (Alcelaphus buselaphus), roan antelope (Hippotragus equinus), the bonteboks
(Damaliscus), the handsome common waterbuck (Kobus ellipsiprymnus), reedbucks (Redunca), oribi (Ourebia ourebi), the tiny dik-diks (Madoqua), and the even smaller royal antelope (Neotragus pygmaeus), the smallest living antelope, weighing only 7-9 lb (3-4 kg).