Damaliscus


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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.
Potential anthrax cases, i.e., suspected and probable cases, were detected in a wide range of wildlife species, including wildebeest, buffalo, impala (Aepyceros melampus), giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis), Thomson's gazelle (Eudorcas thomsonii), and Grant's gazelle (Nanger granti), hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius), elephant (Loxodonta africana), and topi (Damaliscus korrigum jimela) (Table 1).
The young regenerating shoots of these grasses combined with other species that can grow in the openings provide the niche for African buffalo, topi (Damaliscus korrigum), and waterbuck (Kobus defassa), a sequence that was classically named the 'grazing succession' (Vesey-Fitzgerald 1960).
The consequence of this is that in the Serengeti system, for example, smaller ungulates have as many as 7 predator species, intermediate sized antelope such as topi (Damaliscus korrigum) (120 kg) have 4 predators, and very large ones like eland (Taurotragus oryx) have only one.
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.
In southern Africa, impala (Aepyceros melampus melampus) and blesbok (Damaliscus dorcas phillipsi) show parallel adaptations, with impala more closely mirroring caribou, and those adaptations of blesbok resembling muskoxen.
Caribou (Rangifer tarandus) and muskoxen (Ovibos moschatus) in the Arctic show adaptations to their environment similar to those of impala (Aepyceros melampus melampus) and blesbok (Damaliscus dorcus phillipsi) in southern Africa (Fig.
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).
The other mammals include the Cape buffalo (Syncerus caffer), topi (Damaliscus lunatus), Coke's hartebeest (Alcela-phus buselaphus cokei), Grant's gazelle (Gazella granti), oribi (Ourebia ourebi), warthog (Hylo-choerus), giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis), African elephant (Loxodonta africana), hippopotamus (Hip-popotamus amphibius), black rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis), and seven species of primates.