The bontebok and the smaller blesbok are distinct subspecies of Damaliscus dorcas. Both sexes carry horns but of the ewe are more slender than those of the ram. The bontebok was brought perilously close to extinction, but is now protected in private and state reserves. The ram which is territorial remains in its home ranges throughout the year. The bontebok has a limited geographical range; it is confined to the southwestern Cape. This hunting species is striking in appearance, showing a distinctive blaze on the face. Diet – It is purely a grazer.