Afrikaans, South African DutchShow more Afrikaans, earlier South African Dutch blauwbok, see blauwbok.
The blauwbok (sense 1 a), Hippotragus leucophaeus.
1971Farmer’s Weekly 12 May 11The bloubok (Hippotragus leucophaea) which had a distribution similar to that of the bontebok, was together with other species of game, completely exterminated at the end of 1799.
1982E. Prov. Herald 27 July 13The numbers of most species have been appreciably reduced so we can consider ourselves lucky that only three species have been exterminated. These are the quagga, bloubok, and Cape lion.
1987Conserva Apr. 5The bloubok is not known to have survived beyond about 1800 and was apparently the first of the recent African mammals to become extinct.
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