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Huntable Species
Even-toed Ungulates

Blesbok

damaliscus dorcas phillipsi

The blesbok is endemic to South Africa 
and is found in large numbers in all national parks with open grasslands, from the Highveld in Transvaal and the Free State, to as far south as the Eastern Cape.

Physically, rams and ewes are remarkably similar. Their mass can be as much as 85 kg. A characteristic of the blesbok is the prominent white blaze on the face and a horizontal brown strip which divides this blaze above the eyes.

Buffalo African

syncerus caffer

The African buffalo is a very robust species. Its shoulder height can range from 1 to 1.7 m and its head-and-body length can range from 1.7 to 3.4 m. 
Savanah-type buffaloes weigh 500 to 900 kg, with males normally larger than females.
A characteristic feature of them is the adult bull’s horns have fused bases, forming a continuous bone shield referred to as a “boss’, which can not always be penetrated even by a rifle bullet.
The African buffalo is one of the most successful grazers in Africa. It lives in swamps and floodplains, as well as mopane, grasslands and forests of the major mountains of Africa.

Bushbuck Chobe

tragelaphus scriptus

The
 bushbuck is the most widespread antelope in Sub-saharan Africa, and is found in rain forests, montage forests, forest-savanna mosaics and bush savanna forest and woodland.

The bushbuck bull is regarded by sports hunters as the most dangerous medium-size antelope, as it will hide in the bush after being wounded and charge the hunter when he comes looking for it, impaling the hunter with its sharp horns.

Bushpig

potamochoerus porcus

The
 red river hog, also known as the bush pig, is a wild member of the pig family living in Africa, with most of its distribution in the Guinean and Congolian forest. It is rarely seen away from rainforest, and generally prefers areas near rivers or swamps.

Adults weigh 45 to 115 kilograms and stand 55 to 80 centimeters tall, with a length of 100 to 145 centimeters. The thin tail is 30 to 45 centimeters long.
The boar is somewhat larger than the sow. Males have recognizable humps or lumps on both sides of the snout and rather small, sharp tusks.

Dik-Dik (Damara)

madoqua kirkii

Kirk's dik-dik
is a small antelope found in eastern and southwestern Africa.
It grows to 70 cm in length and weighs up to 7 kg when fully grown, standing to a shoulder height of about 35–45 cm. It has a reddish-brown head and a tail that is 3.5–5.5 cm long.

It has a soft, grizzled gray to brown coat and eats a wide range of plants. It has hooves with rubbery undersides, which are effective when traveling over rocky terrain
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Duiker Common

sylvicapra grimmia

The
 common duiker, also known as the grey or bush duiker, is a small antelope with small horns found in west, central, east, and southern Africa - essentially everywhere in Africa south of the Sahara, excluding the Horn of Africa and the rain forests of the central and western parts of the continent.

It grows to about 50 cm in height and generally weighs 12 to 25 kg; although females are generally larger and heavier than the males. The males' horns can grow to 11 cm long

Eland

Eland

The
 common eland, also known as the southern eland or eland antelope, is a savannah and plains antelope found in East and Southern Africa.

An adult male is around 1.6 m tall at the shoulder and can weigh up to 942 kg.
It is the second largest antelope in the world, being slightly smaller on average than the giant eland.

Common elands form herds of up to 500 animals. 
The common eland prefers habitats with a wide variety of flowering plants.

Giraffe

giraffa camelopardalis

The
 giraffes chief distinguishing characteristics are its extremely long neck and legs, its horn-like ossicones, and its distinctive coat patterns. It stands 5–6 m tall and has an average weight of 1,600 kg for males and 830 kg for females.

The giraffe's scattered range extends from Chad 
in the north to South Africa in the south, and from Niger in the west to Somalia in the east. Giraffes usually inhabit savannas, grasslands and open woodlands.