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 Post subject: Extinct animals of Table Mountain
Unread postPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 2:44 pm 
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According to Tony Rebelo, in the recent past, many animals occurred on Table Mountain but are extinct. these include:
Aardvark
Table Mountain Hairy Crawling Waterbeetle Algophilus lathridoides
Table Mountain Water Scavenger Beetle Allocotocerus mixtus
Bat-Eared Fox
Black Backed Jackal
Black Rhino
Brown Hyaena
Buffalo
Cape Vulture
Cheetah
Eland*
Elephant
Hippopotamus*
Honey Badger
Klipspringer*
Leopard
Lion
Mountain Zebra*
Lion Velvetworm Peripatopsis leonine
Red Haartebeest*
Spotted Hyaena
Wattled Crane
Wild Dog
(* = Reintroduced)
NB: The Bontebok is an alien!


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 Post subject: Re: Extinct animals of Table Mountain
Unread postPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 12:46 pm 
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I think the bontebok is just a pragmatic effort to grow the species to viable numbers again. Anyway it is a near neighbour.

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