This month Becky’s Squares are focusing on odd things – you can interpret this any way you want so I am going to take you all to the zoo this month. San Diego Zoo to be precise and the photos featured will be either odd looking animals, animals with odd names, odd facts or slightly odd photos. I hope you’ll enjoy my selection.
The bontebok is one of the rarest antelope in South Africa and is characterized by its stylish ring-shaped horns, striking markings on its torso, and distinctive white blaze that runs down the centre of its face.
The white facial markings are known as a threat mask, resembling a medieval knight’s helmet. It is intended to intimidate predators.
If you want to join in either daily, weekly or just on the odd occasion then please visit Becky, the only rule is that the main photo MUST be a square – that is four equal sides! You have been warned 😉
17 thoughts on “We’re goin’ to the zoo, zoo, zoo”
What a fabulous name they have as well as markings.
PS and the pingback definitely worked this morning 🙂
I added the number on to the end.
Clever woman 🙂
This is a new animal for me. I wouldn’t like to be on the receiving end of those horns.
I almost burst out laughing at that first shot, and the name. The indignity of it!
Afrikaans, from bont pied + bok buck. Sadly almost extinct in their natural habitat.
A lovely creature, with an odd name.
What a striking animal!
Yes, he is quite a handsome one.
He’s so handsome! 😍
Goodness. I’ve never heard of a bontebok. Thanks for the fine intro.
It’s a shame they are almost extinct. I bet they could take on some of their predators, with those big horns and hard head.
Best wishes, Pete. x
that’s just a great name to say
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