from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A large ox-like antelope of South Africa, otherwise known as the bubalis.
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The once-widespread scimitar-horned oryx (Oryx dammah, EW) and bubal hartebeest (Alcelaphus buselaphus buselaphus) have been exterminated entirely from the region.
But the second is even more worrying and very distasteful in the given circumstances, and that is the very well documented and repetitive scams and bubal deals, that were entered into by the displaced controllers at the time, but in the changed circumstances cannot face the light of day.
The scimitar-horned oryx (Oryx dammah), now presumed to be extinct in the wild, dama gazelle (Gazella dama, EN), dorcas gazelle (Gazella dorcas, VU) and red-fronted gazelle (Gazella rufifrons, VU) were all formerly abundant and widespread, as was the now extinct sub-species of the common hartebeest, the bubal hartebeest (Alcelaphus busephalus buselaphus).