Cape Mountain Zebra & Bontebok

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Comments (11)

Cinthia Ruiz Báez on March 5, 2011

Is so cute!!!!!!

Itallica on March 5, 2011

First time seeing a bontebok. Is it related to a hartebeest?

Itallica on March 8, 2011

Hello Johan

I've been reading up on Bontebok, apparently at one time there were only thirty left!

Facts about the Bontebok -- Damaliscus dorcas dorcas:

A summary of most interesting statistics (size, gestation...), amazing environmental adaptations & fascinating facts about social habits, etc.

SIZE: Length (including tail) 1,6 m, mass 52 kg.

COLOUR: Pinkish or yellowish grey skin sparsely covered in coarse hairs which are a reddish brown in colour. The skin is often stained darker by earth.

MOST LIKE: Unlike any other animal.

HABITAT: Wherever termites and ants are available as food, and where the earth is soft enough for burrowing. They avoid stony or rocky terrain and high forest, but occur in open woodland and grassland areas.

WHERE FOUND: Addo Elephant National Park

H.J. van Zyl on March 8, 2011

Hi Tery thank you for sharing this info! Yes, I have read up on it and if you go to Wikipedia and search for Bontebok, similar info is presented! Amazing fact is that both these two species in my photo was on the verge of extinction and if it was not for the conservationists in RSA, they would have been both only available in photos - sad, but true! Cheers! Johan

Mário Eloi Castro on March 12, 2011

Wonderful picture and place!


Greetings from Portugal, Mário Eloi Castro

Renáta .K. (Renáta's… on March 12, 2011

Splendid capture Johan! {L}

Puna on March 24, 2011

Hello Johan India have done it,Australia go home :-)) all the best to South Africa


Orhan Ozhan on March 26, 2011

Beautiful. LIKE + YS

Garcia R on May 3, 2011

* *like 7*




regards from Mexico.

Garcia R on May 3, 2011

good shot...


*like 7*


greetings from Mexico

H.J. van Zyl on May 4, 2011

So glad you like it! Thank you!

Mário Eloi Castro

۞₪๑ .Яεηάtα.K. ๑₪۞


Orhan Ozhan (Thanks for the YS & Like!)

*Garcia R

Greetings from South Africa! Johan

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on March 4, 2011
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    by H.J. van Zyl
    • Camera: Panasonic DMC-FZ50
    • Taken on 2010/03/21 12:51:12
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/400)
    • Focal Length: 71.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash