This beautiful White Blesbok has touches of red throughout his coat. He's a gorgeous trophy with nice horns, outstanding detail, crisp ears and unique coloring. His characteristic white blaze, or bles in the African language, blends nicely while his dark horns stand out against his light coloring.
Scientific Name: Damaliscus pygargus phillipsi
The blesbok or blesbuck is an antelope endemic to South Africa and Swaziland. It has a distinctive white face and forehead which inspired the name, because bles is the Afrikaans word for a blaze such as one might see on the forehead of a horse. It is a plains species and dislikes wooded areas. It was first discovered in the 17th century, in numbers so numerous, herds reached from horizon to horizon.
The blesbok was hunted nearly to extinction because of its large numbers, but having been protected since the late 19th century, it has proliferated and today it is sufficiently numerous not to be classed as endangered. In modern times, this is largely because of the commercial value of the blesbok to private land owners, and also because it is one of the few medium-sized antelope that can be contained by normal stock fencing.