fivemack (fivemack) wrote,

In die veldt is daar 'n bok

This is an eland, the largest antelope; named after the Dutch word for 'moose'. The fields of southern Africa contain a striking variety of medium-sized browsing and grazing herbivores, generally listed under the heading of 'bok'; click below to see seven other kinds. As always, click on any picture to get a bigger version.

The long-horned gemsbok
The blauwildebeeste, or gnu
The impala, whose ability both to browse and to graze has made it the most common antelope of the veldt
The majestic curly-horned kudu, symbol of the South African national parks
The tiny little steenbok: mates for life, so most pictures contain two steenbok pushmi-pullyu style
The splendidly-masked and strikingly-horned sable (left) and the Red Hartebeest (right)
  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.