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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.
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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