In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Our fathers used to hunt giraffes, water-bucks and antelopes and eat their meet.
- In eastern Africa, they mostly hunt Thomson's gazelles, but they will also attack calves, warthogs, zebras, impalas, and the young of large antelopes such as the gnu.
- In South Africa, where an antelope called the bluebuck went extinct 200 years ago, three other big mammals have been brought back from the brink.
- First described 200 years ago it is also now one Africa's most endangered antelopes despite being one of the most reproductive.
- The lion, sometimes called the King of the jungle, prefers killing antelopes while bushbuck are preferred by leopard.
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