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A large African antelope with a long head and sloping back, related to the gnus.
- ‘In September game was introduced to Klipriviersberg, a 615-hectare reserve 11 kilometres south of the city: five zebras, five blesbok, four red hartebeest, six black wildebeest and 12 mountain reedbuck.’
- ‘Other game reintroductions include Liechtenstein hartebeest and steenbuck.’
- ‘This magical spot not only offers a range of wildlife, including zebra, black wildebeest, red hartebeest, mountain reedbuck and duiker, it also has 150 bird species, 600 plant species and 50 tree types.’
- ‘The grazers are mainly antelope, wildebeest, hartebeest, oribi, impala, gazelle, reedbuck, roan and sable antelope.’
- ‘Mixed herds of impala, wildebeest, zebra and hartebeest are a common sight; as there is safety in numbers.’
Late 18th century: from South African Dutch, from Dutch hert hart + beest beast.
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