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Die geskiedenis van die Nasionale Bontebokpark, Swellendam

A.P.J. van Rensburg
Koedoe | Vol 18, No 1 | a920 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/koedoe.v18i1.920 | © 1975 A.P.J. van Rensburg | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 29 July 1975 | Published: 29 July 1975

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A description of the early history of the Swellendam district is given. The following aspects of the bontebok Damaliscus dorcas dorcas (Pallas, 1766) are discussed: distribution; origins of the historical confusion between bontebok and blesbok (D. d. phillipsi Harper, 1939); decline of the sub-species; conservation measures and redistribution.


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