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  • Two of the most interesting mammals that once lived on the Cape are now extinct: the bluebuck (Hippotragus leucophaeus) and the quagga (Equus quagga), a subspecies of the plains zebra that had no stripes on the rear part of its body, both disappeared in the 1800s.

    Biological diversity in the Cape Floristic Region

  • Three species of antelope have gone extinct in the last two hundred years: Queen of Sheba's gazelle, Saudi gazelle (both from the Middle East), and the bluebuck which once inhabited the tip of South Africa.

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