About the Blesbok

Blesboks have a similar physical shape to rams and ewes. Humans, lions, leopards, African wild dogs, spotted hyenas, and cheetahs are the adult Blesbok's primary predators. Jackals and eagles have been known to attack calves. The Blesbok is both farmed and hunted for its skin and meat and for trophies.

Height 2'8" to 3'4" (at the shoulder)
Weight 121 to 176 pounds
Diet Grasses, herbs
Gestation Period 8 months
Life Span Up to 17 years
Threats Natural predators, poaching, habitat loss

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