Blesbok

FUN FACTS

Blesbok

  • Bucks are extremely territorial during mating season and can often be found near, or resting on, piles of their own fecal matter.

  • 97 percent of the Blesbok population can be found on hunting ranches and private farms while less than 3 percent can be found within national parks and other protected lands.

  • They are often confused with Bontebok; however, the Bontebok has white legs as well as a white rump.

  • The word bles is the Afrikaan word for blaze.  Blesboks have a white blaze on their face.